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Supreme Court upholds Sanwo-Olu’s victory



The Supreme Court of Nigeria has confirmed the election of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu’s victory was affirmed by the tribunal and Appeal Court in the state.

The case that was tried by the Supreme Court was brought by the Labour Party(LP) candidate in the election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on Sanwo-Olu’s running mate qualification. 

He claimed that the deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, had renounced his citizenship as a Nigerian.

The court held that Sanwo-Olu’s deputy is a Nigerian by birth.

The court added renunciation of citizenship of a citizen by birth must be registered by the Nigerian president, adding that the appellant did not provide evidence to that effect. 

The court, however, dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party Candidate for lacking merit.

Abdulazeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, of the PDP on his part, contended that the name Sanwo-Olu submitted to INEC was different from that contained in his WAEC certificate.

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