The continued appeal from Labour Party and the People Democratic Party in Lagos State, to unseat Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come to an end.

After months of litigation, the Supreme Court, today declared its verdict on the matter.


The verdict would probably have gone in favour of the appellant but for their inability to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.


The five-member panel of the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Governor of Lagos State.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal.


Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Sanwo-Olu 

The S’Court declaration the APC’s candidate as winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election, after dismissing two separate appeals challenging his victory.

The appellants; Labour Party’s (LP), candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP), Abdulazeez Adediran.

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Who came second and third respectively during March 18, 2023 Guber polls in Lagos State.


Had challenged the election of Sanwo-Olu on grounds of alleged irregularities, malpractices, non-compliance as well as non-qualification.

They claimed that the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Kadri, haven acquired citizenship of the United States of America is not qualified to contest elective position.


As such they urged the court to declare his nomination as deputy governor as unlawful, null and void.

They further argued that his unlawful nomination affects the qualification of Sanwo-Olu.

Hence the court should nullify their participation in the governorship election.

However, both the tribunal and the Court of Appeal, had on separate occasions dismissed the two appeals for failure to prove allegations made in their petitions.

The apex court in its judgment delivered on Friday, held that it has found no cogent reason to deviate from the judgments of the tribunal and Court of Appeal.

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It therefore held that Sanwo-Olu was lawfully elected as Governor of Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu, polled 762,134 votes to defeat Rhodes-Vivour, who scored 312,329 votes, and Jandor, who also scored 62,449 votes during the election.


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