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As the Lagos Tribunal delivers its ruling on Monday, PDP’s Jandor tells supporters, “All Hope Is Not Lost.”

Sep 25, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

Olajide Adediran, known as Jandor, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 governorship candidate, reassured his supporters before Monday’s Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal rules.
Adediran said Monday’s judgement wouldn’t end the election.

He says there are two more steps before the election is over, regardless of the judgement.

Adediran said he and his party chose the judicial process to strengthen Nigeria’s democratic process despite high expectations due to petitions about the constitution and the 2022 Electoral Act before the Tribunal.

“As I said, it’s the court of first instance, so no matter how tomorrow’s judgement goes, there are two more steps before the 2023 Lagos State governorship election is concluded.

I know expectations are high, especially on issues involving the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s amended constitution, the Electoral Act, and precedents.

“My political party, the PDP, and I embrace the judicial process to strengthen our democratic process and ensure the best of us serve the rest of us.

On Sunday, he posted on social media that he did not agree with many that election petition tribunals rarely do justice. He hoped for thorough and unambiguous interpretations of all grounds of every petition tomorrow in accordance with the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act. 2022.

I assure every Lagosian who longs for fresh air that all hope is not lost.

“Thank you for sticking to this course, but the 2023 electioneering process will continue tomorrow.

“It’s not over until it’s over,” Adediran said.

Adediran and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP) is challenging the March 18 governorship election in the state, in which APC Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Sanwo-Olu won with 762,134 votes over Rhodes-Vivour (312,329) and Adediran (62,449).

The PDP candidate wants Sanwo-Olu and Rhodes-Vivour disqualified for “non-compliance” with the Electoral Act 2022 and INEC guidelines.

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