Candidate of the Alliance for Democracy in the governorship election in Lagos state, Owolabi Salis has made a strong allegation against the governor-elect of the state, Owolabi Salis.
The governorship aspirant who lost the election to the governor-elect in the last governorship election in Lagos has asked the Lagos State Governorship Electoral Tribunal to stop the inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Executive Governor on May 29.
Salis alleged that the governor-elect has a close to an ‘unsound mind to govern the state.’
Salis made the request in an interim application he filed before the Tribunal. He also stressed that there were allegations that “Sanwo-Olu had a criminal record in the US and also has an unsound mind and is therefore not capable to be sworn in as the Governor of Lagos State.”
“Sanwo-Olu has records of unsound mind and rehabilitation with the Gbagada General Hospital Lagos state. By virtue of section 182 (1 )(c ) of the 1999 constitution as (amended ), the second respondent is a person not qualified to be sworn- in as a Governor.
“Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the present Governor of Lagos state and who is the chief security officer of the state attested to the fact in Punch Newspapers on Monday, October 1, 2018, that Sanwo-Olu is of unsound mind and not fit and proper person to govern Lagos State.
“Governor Ambode equally stated that Sanwo- Olu was arrested and detained for several months and was convicted for spending fake dollars at a night club in America,” Salis said.
The AD and Salis are also seeking an Order to restrain the Chief Judge of Lagos State from swearing-in Sanwo- Olu as the Executive Governor of Lagos State.