The Parliamentary Election Petitions Tribunal has invalidated the election of Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party as the winner of the House of Representatives vote in the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.
In its ruling on Monday, the tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election in 32 polling units within the next 90 days.
The decision aligned with the claims made by Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, of the Peoples Democratic Party and Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress, asserting that elections did not take place in approximately 40 polling units.
Shortly after the ruling, Banky W posted a concise message on social media, "It is possible. Still."
It is possible. Still.— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) September 11, 2023
Obanikoro, on his part, released a statement on Instagram praising the justice system and the judges for abiding by the Constitution.
He also indicated a campaign re-launch.
INEC declared Attah the winner of the election with 24,075 votes, surpassing Banky W's 18,666 votes, and Obanikoro's 16,901.