The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has granted an exparte application by Labour Party’s Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr Gbadegbo Rhodes-Vivour, for substituted service on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Rhodes-Vivour and Labour Party, through their counsel, Mr Olagbade Benson, had informed the tribunal that Sanwo-Olu evaded service of the petition on him by the court’s bailiff. They alleged that Sanwo-Olu refused to collect the document from the bailiff when the court official got to his office to serve him.
In the petition, they are praying the court to grant them leave to serve the petition and other processes on the governor and his deputy through substituted means, by posting same via DHL courier services or any other recognised courier service company, to the respondent’s official residence at Lagos House, Marina, Lagos.
The Lagos State Election Petition Tribunal has received a total of 48 petitions in respect of the 2023 elections held on Feb. 25 and March 11.