PDP Loses As Court Of Appeal Upholds Sanwo-Olu’s Victory

By Damilare Adeleye

Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed the judgment of the goverrnoship tribunal, upholding the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos state.

The justices of the court of appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly, called Jendor, for lack of merit.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Yargata Nimpa, Justice Samuel Bola, and Justice Paul Bassey.

They held that the appellants failed to prove their allegations of forgery and non-qualification against Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat.

“Even though they were all pre-election matters, the appellants (PDP and Adeniran) still failed to prove them. The appellants came empty-handed and left empty-handed. They merely enjoyed their day in court. Their petition is dismissed.”

As it were, the panel was also reading the judgment on the appeal filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor, candidate of Labour Party (LP).