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Court of Appeal affirms Sanwo-Olu’s re-election



The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has dismissed an appeal by the PDP and its Governorship Candidate for Lagos State, Mr Abdulazeez Adediran, against re-election of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.

The court upheld the Sept. 25 decision of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming the victory of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat in the March 18 governorship poll.

It held that the appellants failed to prove their allegations of forgery and non-qualification against Sanwo-Olu and his deputy.

“Though they were all pre-election matters, the appellants, PDP and its candidate, Adeniran, still failed to prove them.

“The appellants came empty-handed and left empty-handed.

“Their petition lacked merit and is dismissed,” the court held.

According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, as at the time of this report, the court was delivering judgment in a similar appeal by Labour Party and its Candidate for the election, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

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