Hey there, folks! Exciting things are happening at the Roseline Omotosho Courthouse in Ikeja, Lagos. The Lagos State Election Petition Tribunal is about to announce its decision on the petitions that challenge the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. To make sure everything goes smoothly, security has been beefed up at the courthouse.
Security operatives are taking their job seriously, screening journalists, lawyers, and anyone else who wants to enter the premises. They’re making sure only the right people get in, which means some folks have been turned away.
The Justice Arum Ashom-led tribunal has informed all parties involved in the petition about the date when the judgment will be delivered. This is a big deal because it means we’re getting closer to finding out the final decision.
Let’s talk about what these petitions are all about. Dr. Abdulazeez Adediran, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, filed a petition claiming that Governor Sanwo-Olu presented a fake West African School Certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Adediran also said that the governor didn’t include an oath declaration in the INEC Nomination Form EC9. He even accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of not following the rules when nominating Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Hamzat.
On the other hand, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party candidate, challenged the eligibility of Sanwo-Olu’s running mate, Hamzat. Rhodes-Vivour claimed that Hamzat gave up his Nigerian citizenship and pledged allegiance to the United States.
Now, we wait for the tribunal to make its decision. The judgment will determine whether Governor Sanwo-Olu’s election will be upheld or if there will be a different outcome. It’s an important moment for everyone involved, and we’ll be keeping an eye out for the final verdict.