The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja has granted leave to the state Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Azeez Adediran, for a substituted service of an election petition on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
The respondents to the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Governor of Lagos State, his deputy, Hamzat Obafemi; The APC, and Mr. Rhodes-Vivour and the Labour Party (LP).
Mr Adediran and his party told the tribunal that he was unable to effect personal service of the petition and asked the court to grant him leave to serve the petition and other processes through any officer or the Secretary of both the APC and the Labour Party.
The tribunal granted all the reliefs.
Mr. Adediran and the PDP are challenging the eligibility of Governor Sanwo-Olu and his deputy to contest the elections.
He also submitted that Mr. Rhodes-Vivour, declared by INEC to have scored the second highest number of votes at the March 18 gubernatorial election, was, at the time of the election, also not qualified to contest.