Accusations Fly in Lagos Governorship Court Case Over Sanwo-Olu’s WAEC Result

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The court case challenging the legitimacy of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s election in the 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial race has taken a dramatic turn. Clement Onwuenwunor (SAN), the legal representative for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Abdulazeez Adediran, has accused a WAEC official of presenting a falsified WAEC result as evidence to the court.

Onwuenwunor (SAN) leveled his accusation against WAEC based on the fact that when PDP searched the WAEC portal before the election, they were unable to locate Sanwo-Olu’s WAEC result or his name. PDP raised questions about the authenticity of the results presented by WAEC in court.

The WAEC representative informed the court that during the year Sanwo-Olu obtained his result, the organization did not have an online portal, and consequently, they did not upload Sanwo-Olu’s credentials to the portal, leading to the PDP’s inability to find his details there.

According to the WAEC witness, the primary information that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will upload into the result verification portal is the master list of the 581 candidates who sat for the exam at Sanwo-Olu’s secondary school in 1981.

As the court case unfolds, the authenticity and verifiability of Sanwo-Olu’s WAEC result remain in question. The legal battle intensifies as both sides present their arguments and evidence, seeking to establish the truth regarding the governor’s academic qualifications.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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