Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV), a candidate for governor on the Labour Party (LP) ticket in Lagos State, has maintained his status as the legitimate party leader, according to his legal team.
The Lead Attorney, Olagbade Benson, informed reporters on Monday that three recent legal actions brought against his client’s candidacy had been dismissed.
Ifagbemi Awamaridi, a former LP candidate and chairman in Lagos, said that Benson, together with attorneys Uchechukwu Ani and Kemi Afesojaye, had a case against Rhodes-Vivour.
The legal practitioner declared that the affidavit being brandished by Awamaridi as the true position of the court is fake.
He noted that two judgements from the Federal High Court and Court of Appeal affirm the candidature of Rhodes-Vivour.
“Anyone going around parading himself as the candidate of the party, aside Rhodes-Vivour, and others alleging cases before the court are misleading the public,” Benson said.
He realled how Awamaridi filed a suit before the Federal High Court with No: FHC/ABJ/1463/2022, suing LP, GRV and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
“On the 8th of December, the Federal High Court considered the case and struck it out.”