By Sola Ojewusi
In a significant legal development, the Lagos Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal delivered its verdict today, dismissing the petitions brought forward by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and the Labour Party (LP), as well as Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). These petitions contested the outcome of the gubernatorial election held on March 18th.
Jandor had vigorously challenged the results of the March 18th gubernatorial election in Lagos state, specifically contesting the victory of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat. The tribunal’s ruling signifies a decisive legal victory for Governor Sanwo-Olu and the All Progressives Congress (APC), affirming the legitimacy of their electoral triumph in the state. This development carries significant implications for the political landscape in Lagos and beyond.
With the petitions now dismissed, attention turns to the next steps for all parties involved in this closely watched legal battle. The tribunal’s decision marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing political discourse, and its repercussions are likely to reverberate throughout the state’s political arena.
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