The Lagos State governorship election petition Ttribunal has granted the movement ex-parte filed by the Labour Occasion candidate, Gbadegbo Patrick Rhodes-Vivour, for substituted service on the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Tribunal gave the order after Rhodes-Vivour, via his lawyer Olagbade Benson knowledgeable it that Sanwo-Olu had been evading service of the petition.
Through the tribunal’s sitting yesterday, Benson claimed that Governor Sanwo-olu refused to gather the doc from the bailiff when the courtroom official obtained to his workplace to serve him.
The LP candidate had challenged the end result of the March 18 governorship election through which the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu because the winner.
He requested the Tribunal to disqualify the governor for “non-compliance” with the Electoral Act 2022 and the rules of INEC.
Rhodes-Vivour, the only real petitioner in his petition, listed INEC, Sanwo-Olu, the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as respondents.
The Labour Occasion candidate additionally maintained that Sanwo-Olu’s election was invalid due to corrupt practices or non-compliance with the supply of the Electoral Act 2022 and the 1999 Structure.
Rhodes-Vivour additionally argued that the governor was not duly elected by a majority of the lawful votes forged on the election.