Lagos LG election: Youth Party disappointed in tribunal ruling

Lagos LG election: Youth Party disappointed in tribunal ruling

Youth Party has conceded defeat following the verdict of Lagos State Local Government Election Tribunal on Thursday.

A statement made available to Vanguard and signed by the party commended the tribunal for discharging its duty within a reasonable time.

Youth Party however expressed disappointment over the dismissal of the party’s petition against the result of the Councillorship Election for Ward A, Eti Osa Local Government.

“As strong believers in democracy and the rule of law, we will study the judgment and make an informed decision on the way forward after due consultations.

“It is, however, important to state that while the Tribunal concluded that we were unable to prove our case beyond a reasonable doubt, it totally ignored the crux of our Petition, which was overvoting in many of the polling units, the failure of election to hold in at least two polling units and the systematic disenfranchisement of voters occasioned by the late arrival of election materials and the illegal relocation of several polling units. This we proved beyond a reasonable doubt.