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Tribunal sacks Labour Party Rep, declares APC winner in Lagos

The National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos has nullified the election of the member representing Ojo Federal Constituency, Seyi Sowunmi of the Labour Party.

The court declared former Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Honourable Lanre Ogunyemi as the winner of the constituency, on Thursday.

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It could be recalled that Ogunyemi had challenged the declaration of his Labour Party opponent as a winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


Delivering the judgement, the three-man panel agreed with the petitioner that the candidate of the Labour Party was not qualified to contest the elections for Ojo Federal Constituency.

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It therefore declared Ogunyemi as the winner.

Members of the panel were Justice Ashu A. Ewah, Chairman; Justice Abdullahi A. Ozegya; and Justice M. A. Sambo.

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