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Lagos Guber Tussle, GEPT Deliver Judgement Today

Security has been beefed up at the Roseline Omotosho Courthouse, Ikeja, as the  Lagos State Election Petitions Tribunal is set to deliver judgement in petitions challenging the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the state in the March 18 poll, Abdulazeez Adediran, also known as Jandor, and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, filed the petitions.

Security operatives took over the main entrance of the courthouse, screening journalists, lawyers, and others before they could gain entrance. A number of people were denied access into the premises.

Adediran, in his petition, alleged that the governor presented a forged West African School Certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. In the initial election results, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the March 18 governorship election, in Lagos State.

The final vote count showed Sanwo-Olu with 762,134 votes, whereas Rhodes-Vivour garnered 312,329 votes. Jide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor and representing the PDP, secured a distant third place with 62,449 votes. The Lagos State election is one of the most keenly contested gubernatorial  election in the 2023 elections in Nigeria.

IMAGE: Ripple

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