Tribunal Sacks Thaddeus Attah of LP, 0rders Supplementary Election in Eti Osa

Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party has been disqualified by the National Assembly election petitions tribunal  sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. 

Thaddeus Attah, earlier won the House of Representatives seat to represent Eti-Osa federal constituency in Lagos.

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 race, beating  Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress with 16,901 votes, and Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, of the People’s Democratic Party with 18,666 votes.

The tribunal’s decision offered Banky W a chance to change the course of his political career and become a federal MP.

In a brief post on his X handle on Monday, he tweeted, “It is possible. Still.”

Olubunmi Adesanya, the Labour Party’s Lagos spokeswoman, confirmed the tribunal’s ruling to Press Men on Monday evening.

According to her, two of the three judges decided that some places should hold supplementary elections, but the third judge determined that the petition should be rejected.

“By tomorrow, we’ll know what the party will do. Before taking any action, we will wait for the advice of our legal counsel.

A writer at Parallel Facts