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Supreme Court Confirms Sanwo-Olu’s Election as Lagos State Governor

Supreme Court Confirms Sanwo-Olu’s Election as Lagos State Governor 

Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election as governor of Lagos State has been affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Sanwo-Olu’s election was upheld by the supreme court on Friday, January 12, 2024.

The Labour Party (LP) candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s appeal was dismissed by the supreme court due to its lack of substance.

Rhodes-Vivour had stated in his appeal that Obafemi Hamzat, Sanwo-Olu’s deputy, had abandoned his Nigerian citizenship.

Nonetheless, the court determined that Hamzat is a native of Nigeria.

The court unanimously approved the ruling that the Court of Appeal Lagos had previously rendered regarding the dispute over the Lagos governorship election.

A five-judge panel gave the decision.

The judges who made up the panel are Justices Garba Lawal, Okoro, Emmanuel Agim, Uwani Abba-Aji and Adamu Jauro.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for governor, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, had his appeal denied by the court as well.

Justice Jauro concluded after reading the main ruling that Adediran’s appeal was without merit.

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