The court of appeal in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed the suits separately filed by Abdulazeez Adediran, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), against the election victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

In a unanimous decision, the three-member panel led by Yargata Nimpar dismissed the grounds of appeal raised by Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The panel upheld the judgement of the tribunal that upheld the victory of Sanwo-Olu as the elected governor of Lagos, in the March 11 election.


Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in March, declared Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the Lagos governorship election.

Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to defeat his close challenger, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP), who scored 312,329 votes.

Jandor came a far distant third with 62,449 votes.

On September 25, the Lagos governorship election petition tribunal dismissed the case filed by Adediran seeking to nullify the victory of Sanwo-Olu at the poll.

Displeased with the verdict, on October 13, Jandor filed 34 grounds of appeal challenging the judgment of the tribunal.