The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has dismissed an appeal by the PDP and its governorship candidate in Lagos State, Abdulazeez Adediran, against the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
The court upheld the 25 September decision of the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming the victory of Mr Sanwo-Olu and Mr Hamzat in the 18 March 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that, as of the time of this report, the court was delivering judgment in a similar appeal by the Labour Party and its candidate for the election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
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