… Rerun to hold in 32 PUs
Ibrahim Jide Obanikoro, son of former Defence Minister, and Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, have expressed hope of regaining victory following the verdict of the State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State.
The Lagos State Tribunal had nullified the victory of the Labour Party candidate, Thaddeus Atta victory; and ordered a rerun for the Eti Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State.
According to the ruling of the Tribunal, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct a supplementary election in the 32 polling units of Eti-Osa within 90 days.
It also asked the INEC to withdraw the return certificate issued to Attah and conduct elections in areas where the election wasn’t held on February 25.
Reacting to the news via his Instagram page, Obanikoro, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, took to social media to celebrate.
“The Feb 25 election has just been rightly declared inconclusive and supplementary elections have been ordered by the court. INEC has been ordered to withdraw the return certificate and conduct elections in areas where it didn’t hold on Election Day,” he wrote.