Saturday, December 2, 2023

Lagos Polls: Labour Party Set To Drag APC To Court

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The Labour Party (LP) is set to challenge the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 18th elections.

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Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos gubernatorial election after polling 762,134 votes to defeat Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who polled 312,329 votes and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Olajide AbdulAfeez Adediran polling 62,449 votes.

READ ALSO: Labour Party Candidates File 25 Petitions Before Lagos Election Tribunal

The LP Chairman in Lagos, Dayo Ekong revealed how political thugs hindered voters from performing their civic rights.

“There are no results from over 1,000 units. People died…people were disenfranchised. This election is a sham…an election marred by violence!

“I want to tell you, Mr. Gbaje, the REC, that you have failed the youths. You have failed the masses, and you have not done the right thing.”

The LP candidate also expressed disappointment at the INEC officials and the overall conduct of the elections.

“The results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of the majority of peaceful Lagosians…results from our agents and situation room indicated that we won,” he said.

The candidate and his party are now proceeding to the court, seeking to upturn INEC’s pronouncement.

READ ALSO: Labour Party Calls For Review, Rerun Of Enugu Governorship Election

The tribunal in Lagos was constituted before the start of the general elections by Court of Appeal President, Justice M. B. Dongban-Mensem.

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem O. Alogba has approved the use of Rosaline Omotoso Courthouse in Ikeja as the venue.

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