The Lagos State Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal on Monday upheld the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the March 9 polls.
The three-man panel led by Justice T. T Asua dismissed the Petition filed by the Labour Party (LP) and its Candidate, Ifagbemi Awamaridi, declaring that the petition failed.
The tribunal in a unanimous ruling held that its earlier decision to dismiss the Petition which was later appealed by the petitioners was still valid because the petition was not filed according to the laws governing the electoral laws.
The tribunal further described the petition as a “futile and wasteful exercise”.
The panel held that the petitioners failed to prove their allegations of election malpractices against Sanwo-Olu and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The Petitioners have failed to meet the requirement of the law. The Petitioners have failed in our humble view to discharge the onus of proof which would have been placed on the Respondents.
“We confirm the return of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the duly elected Governor of the State,” Asua said.