The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 18 election, Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor, as a “busybody”.
The tribunal stated this while delivering judgment on the petition by Jandor that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was not properly nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and therefore not qualified to contest the position.
According to the tribunal, the petition does not fall under its jurisdiction because it is a pre-election matter.
Justice Mikail Abdullahi, who spoke on behalf of other panel members said the petition did not fall under the provisions of sections 177 and 182 of the Nigerian Constitution (as amended) and the tribunal therefore has no powers to hear such matters as it is strictly a party internal affair.
Justice Abdullahi ruled that only a member of the party in question can raise such an objection, not a ‘busybody’ as is the case by Jandor.
“Only an aspirant or member of a political party can complain about the outcome of the party’s primary, not a busybody like the petitioner,” he held.
Meanwhile, as previously reported by Naija News, the Tribunal eventually upheld Sanwo-Olu’s victory as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and threw out the petitions brought by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and the Labour Party (LP) and Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).