The petitions were pasted on the wall of the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse Ikeja, the venue of the tribunal sitting.
To challenge the victories of the Nigerian House of Representative Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some other candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), during the legislative elections of February 25, 2023, no fewer than 25 election petitions have been filed by opposition parties with the Lagos State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the petitions were pasted on the wall of the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse Ikeja, the venue of the tribunal sitting.
The Labour Party candidates for the Federal House of Assembly in about seven constituencies in Lagos have filed a petition to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, and the declared winner in each constituency.
The candidates are contesting APC victories in Oshodi Isolo, Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Shomolu, Mushin, and Ikorodu.
The petitioners accused INEC of failing to comply with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 through petitions submitted by their attorney, Wakeel Olawale-Liady.
They claimed that INEC wrongly disqualified them from the February 25 House of Representatives election.
For instance, in the petition filed by Mr. Adeola Adebanjo and the Labour Party against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajaabiamila, the petitioners claimed that INEC breached the law.
On the grounds that the election was invalid due to non-compliance with the Act's provisions, Mutiu Okunola and his party (LP) are contesting James Faleke's designation as the winner of the Ikeja Federal Constituency.
He asked the court to declare that there were significant irregularities and a violation of the Electoral Act and guidelines during the INEC-conducted election for the constituency seat held on February 25.
He, therefore, asked the court to declare the election invalid and order that a fresh one should be conducted.