LAGOS GUBER: AD, LP drag Sanwo-Olu to tribunal over election victory

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The victory of the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the March 9 election is to be contested at the Governorship Electoral Petition Tribunal sitting at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu’s victory at the last governorship polls will be contested by Mr Owolabi Salis and Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Labour Party (LP) respectively, after they both filed their petitions at the tribunal.

Reacting to the development shortly after signing a response to the two petitions challenging his victory at the poll, Sanwo-Olu said he was ready to defend his mandate, adding that he was confident that the Tribunal would do its work well.

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While addressed reporters alongside the deputy governor-elect, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, on Tuesday at the court premises, Sanwo-Olu said; “What we came here to do is to put an official deposition to the challenge by two gubernatorial candidates. We are certainly confident because Lagosians have spoken and the entire populace that went out on March 9 to cast their vote which was a very popular vote.

“It was devoid of any form of incident, there was not one incident that was reported officially. We believe and trust that the Tribunal will do their job and Lagosians will be happy,” he added.

Sanwo-Olu also disclosed that his administration would undertake numerous judicial reforms to aid the speedy administration of justice in the state.

“We will still take bold steps to reform and to better the entire process because we understand the importance of the judicial sector,” the Governor-elect added.

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