The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor of Lagos State.
Justice Garba Lawal who read the lead judgment, dismissed the appeal filed by the Labour Party, LP, candidate, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Rhodes-Vivour, and the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Abdulazeez Adediran, were challenging Sanwo-Olu’s victory.
The Labour Party urged the apex court to hold that the March 18 election was marred by irregularities and non-compliance with the Electoral Act, adding that Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat was not qualified to contest the election.
Similarly, Adediran filed 34 grounds of appeal, asking the apex court to overturn the verdict of the Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
In response to all charges, counsel to Sanwo-Olu, Nas Ogunsakin, informed the court that the applicants did not present evidence to support their claims and that the witnesses brought were incompetent.