Election Tribunal: Sanwo-Olu, Jandor know fate Monday

The Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal, will Monday, deliver Judgment on the petitions by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran, alias Jandor, had challenged the declaration of Sanwo-Olu of APC by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as winnner of the March 18, poll in the state.

 

Dr. Abdul-Azeez Adediran, alias Jandor

Meanwhile, Jandor, in a statement on X, Sunday, said: “Tomorrow, September 25, 2023, the court of first instance on the Lagos State 2023 Governorship election (Tribunal) will deliver Judgement on the petitions before it.

“Just like I put it here, it’s the court of first instance, which means that whichever way the tomorrow’s Judgment swings, there are two more steps to go before the process of the 2023 governorship election in Lagos State brought to a close.

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“I am aware that expectations are high, especially on issues bothering on the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the Electoral Act, as well as precedents.

“For me and my political party, the PDP, our resolve to embrace judicial process is to strengthen our democratic process, so as to ensure the best of us are entrusted the positions to serve the rest of us.

“As I refuse to share from the opinion of many, that court of first instance in election petition (Tribunal) rarely do justice, I sincerely hope for thorough and unambiguous interpretations of all grounds of every petition tomorrow in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act. 2022.

“To every Lagosian, who keeps yarning for a breath of fresh air in the State of Lagos, I say all hope is not lost.

“I thank you all for staying true to this course, but tomorrow wouldn’t be the end of the 2023 electioneering process. It’s not over until it’s finally over,” he added.

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