Tribunal Court strikes out Rhodes-Vivour, LP from Jandor’s petitions, affirms Sanwo-Olu’s Election.

The Lagos state tribunal is set to deliver its judgement in the petitions filed against the election victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Read more

The court on Monday, thrashed out Rhodes-Vivour and Labour Party’s petitions from Olajide Adediran’s petition

Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour are challenging the March 18 election victory of Governor Sanwo-Olu who’s currently in his second term in office

Shortly after the announcement of appearances by all lawyers and parties in the case at Monday’s proceeding, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Arum Ashom, announced that the court would first deliver judgment in the case of the PDP & its candidate before giving its judgment in the petition of the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

Justice Ashom also yielded the floor to his brother judge, Justice Mikail Abdullahi to read the judgment on behalf of the panel.

The third judge on the panel is Justice Igho Braimoh.

The tribunal, in its judgment read by Justice Abdullahi, first dwelt on the preliminary objections filed by the parties.

The first objection taken is whether the 3rd respondent, the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat is a separate and distinct candidate from the 2nd respondent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The tribunal was also asked to determine whether the deputy governor could be listed as a respondent in the petition.

The Tribunal noted that this issue has been decided in a number of cases and went on to hold that a deputy governor and governor are not separate candidates and they are not required to pay a separate security deposit.

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