New hope for Banky W as tribunal sacks Labour’s Attah, orders supplementary poll in Eti Osa



Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party was disqualified by the parliamentary election petitions tribunal as the victor of the House of Representatives election for the Eti-Osa federal constituency.

The tribunal, which agreed with Banky W and Obanikoro that polls were invalid in around 40 polling units, also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to hold supplementary elections in 32 voting units within 90 days as part of its ruling on Monday.

With 24,075 votes, Mr. Attah won the election, beating out Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress with 16,901 votes and Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, of the Peoples Democratic Party with 18,666 votes.

The tribunal decision offered Banky W a chance to change the course of his political career and become a federal MP.
“It is possible. Still,” he tweeted on Monday in a brief post to his X account.

Olubunmi Adesanya, the Labour Party's Lagos spokeswoman, confirmed the tribunal's ruling to a news source on Monday evening.

She said, “So what happened was that two of the three judges ruled in favour of supplementary election taking place in some areas, while the third judge said the case should be dismissed.

“We’ll know what the party will do by tomorrow. We’ll await what our legal advisers tell us before we do anything.”


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