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Nigeria's Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 20, upheld the election of
Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the Lagos
state governor.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad in a
unanimous judgment, struck out the appeal by the Peoples Democratic
Party's (PDP) candidate in the April 11, 2015 election, Olujimi Agbaje
, for not being competent.
The court upheld the argument by Ambode's lawyer, Olabode
Olanipenikun, that the appeal had been rendered incompetent and
academic by the virtue of the fact that the PDP refused to join Agbaje
to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, which had
earlier upheld the judgmentof the Lagos State Governorship Election
Petition Tribunal to uphold Ambode's election, ThisDay reports.

The Lagos state governor, on Tuesday, October 20, described the ruling
upholding his victory as a welcome development, saying that the
people's mandate which was expressly demonstrated on Election Day has
been reaffirmed by the highest court in the land.
In a statement signed by Habib Aruna, his Chief Press Secretary, the
governor in his reaction to the Supreme Court ruling, said "the
decision of the Supreme Court has put all issues on election matters
to rest once and for all".
The PDP candidate during the elections, Jimi Agbaje had filed a
petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the Ambode's
victory at the polls.
The Tribunal on Wednesday, July 1, struck out the petition filed
against the election of Ambode by Agbaje following a preliminary
objection filed by the counsel to the APC Candidate, Chief Wole
Olanipekun (SAN).

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Nigeria's Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 20, upheld the election of
Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the Lagos
state governor.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad in a
unanimous judgment, struck out the appeal by the Peoples Democratic
Party's (PDP) candidate in the April 11, 2015 election, Olujimi Agbaje
, for not being competent.
The court upheld the argument by Ambode's lawyer, Olabode
Olanipenikun, that the appeal had been rendered incompetent and
academic by the virtue of the fact that the PDP refused to join Agbaje
to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, which had
earlier upheld the judgmentof the Lagos State Governorship Election
Petition Tribunal to uphold Ambode's election, ThisDay reports.

The Lagos state governor, on Tuesday, October 20, described the ruling
upholding his victory as a welcome development, saying that the
people's mandate which was expressly demonstrated on Election Day has
been reaffirmed by the highest court in the land.
In a statement signed by Habib Aruna, his Chief Press Secretary, the
governor in his reaction to the Supreme Court ruling, said "the
decision of the Supreme Court has put all issues on election matters
to rest once and for all".
The PDP candidate during the elections, Jimi Agbaje had filed a
petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the Ambode's
victory at the polls.
The Tribunal on Wednesday, July 1, struck out the petition filed
against the election of Ambode by Agbaje following a preliminary
objection filed by the counsel to the APC Candidate, Chief Wole
Olanipekun (SAN).

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