The Court of Appeal in Lagos State has thrown out the appeals filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP) over the March 11, 2023 election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a second term.
The court affirmed the judgement of the tribunal that earlier upheld the victory of Sanwo-Olu.
The Appeal Court had earlier the same day dismissed the suit filed against Sanwo-Olu by Dr. Abdulazeez Adediran (Jandor), the Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Delivering its unanimous decision on Wednesday, the three-member panel led by Yargata Nimpar dismissed the grounds of the appeal filed by the LP and the PDP.
Sanwo-Olu emerged victorious after scoring 762,134 votes as against his close challenger, Rhodes-Vivour, who scored 312,329 votes and Jandor 62,449 votes.
Both LP and PDP and their candidates approached the Lagos State Election Petitions Tribunal to nullify Sanwo-Olu’s victory.
On September 25, the tribunal dismissed Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour’s suits.
Subsequently, Jandor and Rhodes-Vivour took up their cases at the Court of Appeal.