Sanwo-Olu Secures Second Term, Supreme Court Rejects Rhodes-Vivour’s Appeal


Sanwo-Olu Rhodes-Vivour

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been confirmed by the Supreme Court as the lawfully elected governor of the state of Lagos.

A bench consisting of eight members of the supreme court denied the appeal submitted by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for governor in the 2023 election.

In the main issue for determination, Rhodes-Vivour had contended that Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos, was not qualified to be sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) having renounced his Nigerian citizenship and taken up that of the US.

However, the court held that there is no credible evidence to show that the deputy governor renounced his Nigerian citizenship.

The court held that no provision in the constitution strips a citizen by birth of his citizenship, even if he voluntarily takes up the citizenship of another country.

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