The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, AbdulAzeez Adeniran, also known as Jandor, has filed an appeal against the ruling of the election petition tribunal that affirmed the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress.
According to a statement on Friday by the Head of Media and Communications for Jandor4Governor Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Ogunleye, Jandor in a 34-ground notice of appeal expresses his dissatisfaction with “the miscarriage of laws that characterised the tribunal judgment” and asked the Court of Appeal to overturn it.
Jandor had challenged the qualifications of Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, as winners of the March 18 governorship election in the state. He stated, among others, that the tribunal erred in law and its conclusion which dismissed his petition.
Sanwo-Olu had won the election with 762,134 votes, defeating Jandor who came third with 62,449 votes. The tribunal had dismissed Jandor’s petition for being incompetent and lacking merit.
Jandor, however, insisted that he had a valid case and that the tribunal failed to consider the evidence he presented. He expressed confidence that the Court of Appeal would do justice to his appeal and declare him as the duly elected governor of Lagos State.