Tribunal upholds Labour Party Onuakalusi’s election in Oshodi-Isolo federal constituency


The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, upheld the victory of the Labour Party candidate, Jesse Okey-Joe Onuakalusi victory in the February 25 election at the Oshodi-Isolo Federal Constituency ll in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the LP candidate as the winner of the election after he polled 29,386 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ganiyu Johnson, who garnered 16,650 votes in the exercise.

Johnson, who represented the constituency from 2019 -2023, challenged the election outcome over alleged fraud.

READ ALSO: Lagos tribunal disqualifies Rhodes-Vivour’s witness in petition against Sanwo-Olu

He also alleged that Onuakalusi was not validly nominated for the election by the LP.

In a unanimous verdict, the three-man panel led by Justice Abass Abdullahi dismissed the petition for lack of merit.

The tribunal held that the petition lacked the right to interfere in the conduct of the primaries of a political party when he was not a member or aspirant in the election that produced the candidate.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here