by OKORO CHINEDU
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola, has called for stiffer penalties against candidates who filed alleged frivolous election petitions after defeat.
He said such petitions after losses in a free and fair elections constituted serious distraction for winners as well as a waste of judicial time.
Adeola was congratulating Lagos Governor, Adewunmi Ambode, on his final victory at the Appeal Court.
He expressed happiness the court imposed a fine on the appellant to be paid to all the respondents.
“The fine should be stiffer to discourage frivolous electoral petitions,” he said.
The legislator said most of the electoral petitions were frivolous and only targeted at saving the face of the losers he claimed were not courageous enough to accept defeat at the poll.
He added he had no doubt Ambode won fairly in the March election.
Adeola believes the new governor would take Lagos State to new heights in development of burgeoning the megacity.
“Governor Ambode is a seasoned administrator with vast experience of Lagos State and the developmental challenges of various areas of the state,” said Adeola.
“The confirmation of his victory at the appeal court is a good omen for development of democracy and Lagos State.”
– CAJ News