Supreme Court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The apex court dismissed the appeal of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for lacking in merit.

In his appeal, Rhodes-Vivour had claimed that Sanwo-Olu’s deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, had renounced his citizenship as a Nigerian.

However, the court held that Hamzat is a Nigerian by birth.

In a unanimous decision, the court affirmed the judgement earlier delivered on the Lagos governorship election dispute by the Court of Appeal Lagos.

The verdict was delivered by a panel of five judges.

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

The court also dismissed the appeal of Abdul-Azeez Adediran, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Reading the lead judgment, Justice Jauro held that Adediran’s appeal lacked merit.

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