The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Monday, September 25th, to rule on the petitions against the declaration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the gubernatorial election.
Naija News gathered that the court will seat from 9 am on Monday.
The tribunal would deliver judgment of the petitions filed by Abdulazeez Olajide Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Gbadebo Rhodes-Viviour of the Labour Party (LP) against Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour confirmed that he has been informed that the judgment of the election petition at the tribunal will be delivered on Monday.
He posted, “We have just been informed that judgement on our election petition at the tribunal will be delivered on Monday, the 25th of September.”
Recall that on April 11, Jandor and the Labour Party candidate separately asked the tribunal to nullify Sanwo-Olu’s re-election and declare them the winners.
Subsequently, on Wednesday, May 24, the tribunal dismissed the petitions filed by the Allied Peoples’ Movement and the Action Peoples Party against the victory of Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, in the March 18 governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to defeat his closest rival, Rhodes-Vivour, who polled 312,329.
The candidate of the PDP, Adediran, came third with 62,449 votes while the candidate of APM, Funmilayo Kupoluyi, polled 884 and the candidate of APP, Abiola Adeyemi, garnered 259 votes.
The petitions of the APM and APP were dismissed by the Chairman of the three-man Tribunal, Justice Arum Ashom, after the petitioners withdrew them.