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Tribunal hears petition against Gbajabiamila July 27

The Lagos State National Assembly ‎Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, has slated July 27, 2015 to hear the petition seeking the disqualification of Dr. Femi Gbajabiamila as the elected lawmaker representing Surulere Federal Constituency 1 of the state in the House of Representatives.

The petitioner, Mr. Tony Ashikodi, and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, are challenging the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission that Gbajabiamila won the the March 28, 2015 election.

INEC had declared Gbajabiamila of the All Progressives Congress, who polled 21, 715 votes, winner ahead of Ashikodi who garnered 14, 550 votes.

But Ashikodi and the PDP had approached the tribunal, led by Justice C.U Anwuka, with claims that the election was characterised with irregularities and conducted in breach of INEC’s guidelines.

At the Monday’s proceedings, lawyers for Gbajabiamila and INEC, Dele Adeoti and C.N. Olaitan respectively, applied for the withdrawal of certain applications that they had filed before the court.

Justice Anwuka consequently struck out the applications.

The tribunal thereafter adjourned till July 27 to hear the substantive case.

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