Election petition tribunal in Lagos receives over 25 petitions
The National Assembly and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos has received over 25 petitions from aggrieved parties in the state.
The candidates of the Labour Party (LP) for House of Representatives in about seven constituencies in Lagos State are challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC) and the declared winners of Oshodi-Isolo, Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Somolu, Mushin and Ikorodu constituencies.
In their petitions, filed by their counsel, Chief Wakeel Olawale, the petitioners are challenging the INEC for non-compliance with provision of the Electoral Act 2022.
They alleged that INEC unlawfully excluded them from the election held on February 25 for the National Assembly, House of Representatives. Also, in the petition filed by Adeola Damilola Adebanjo and the LP against the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the petitioner alleged that INEC failed to comply with the provisions of the law.
For Ikeja Federal Constituency, Mutiu Olakunle Okunola and his party (LP) are challenging the declaration of James Abiodun Faleke as winner of the election on the grounds that the election was invalid for non-compliance with the provision of the Act.
He prayed the court for a declaration that the election conducted by INEC in respect of the constituency seat is marred with substantial irregularities and non-compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act and guidelines. He also prayed the court to nullify the election and order a fresh one.