Appeal tribunal upholds Lagos ACN candidate’s election

The Lagos State Election Petitions Appeal Tribunal Thursday quashed the judgment of the state election tribunal which ordered that a fresh chairmanship election be held in Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

The Appeal Tribunal subsequently affirmed the election of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate, Jide Jimoh and his deputy, Mrs. Olumegbon Bola Lawal.

In a unanimous decision, the five-man panel headed by Justice Opeyemi Oke held that all the proceedings that led to the judgment of the lower tribunal were conducted without jurisdiction.

The appeal tribunal in its lead judgment delivered by Justice Mojisola Dada held that the lower tribunal lacked jurisdiction to conduct proceedings without any application for extension of time and without any order made extending the proceedings of the tribunal beyond 30 days as provided by Sections 14 and 54 of the Tribunal Law. …(continue from source)