The Supreme Court has upheld the election victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State.


On January 12, the Supreme Court confirmed Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election as the governor of Lagos State. Sanwo-Olu had been declared the winner of the March 2023 Lagos State governorship election by INEC. However, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) of the Labour Party and Abdulazeez Adediran (Jandor) of the PDP, who secured 312,329 and 62,449 votes, respectively, contested his victory.

The Lagos State Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour’s suits challenging Sanwo-Olu’s win on September 25. Dissatisfied with the ruling, the politicians sought recourse at the appellate court, but their suits were also dismissed. Subsequently, both men approached the Supreme Court. In its ruling on January 12, the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal Lagos, dismissing Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s appeal for lacking merit.

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