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Supreme Court Declares Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s as Lagos State Governor



The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State, affirming the earlier rulings by the election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal in the state.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party had challenged Sanwo-Olu’s election, filing 21 grounds of appeal on October 7, 2023, against the decision of the State Governorship Tribunal, which had upheld the reelection of Sanwo-Olu.

In a judgment delivered by a three-man panel, consisting of Justice Yargata Nimpa, Justice Samuel Bola, and Justice Paul Bassey, the Appeal Court affirmed the tribunal’s verdict on the reelection of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State.

The Supreme Court, in turn, dismissed the appeal filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, characterizing it as lacking merit. With this decision, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s victory in the Lagos State governorship election remains affirmed, settling the legal challenges surrounding the election outcome.

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