Labor Ask Parties And Candidates To Boycott Lagos Judicial Tribunal

The Labor party in Lagos State has asked ten other opposition political parties to join it in boycotting the election petition tribunal set up by the Chief Judge of Lagos last week to try cases from the just concluded local council election in the twenty Local Governments and fifty seven (57) Local Council Development Areas.

State Chairman, Pastor Biodun Popoola in a statement said the tribunal is “another calculated and deliberate plan to confer legitimacy on the atrocious, criminal proceedings of the July 22 charade called election, which was intentionally designed to destabilize the hopes and aspiration of Lagosians.”

He said that what transpired on July 22 was “not an election and the tribunal is nothing but a farce deliberately advocated to legitimize the kidnapping of candidates, stealing of ballot boxes and shooting and maiming of poor vulnerable candidates who participated against the “evil wind’ called APC

“We therefore believe that going before any of the judges assigned to each tribunal will definitely end up in futility because unfortunately, the progressive judges within the fold of the Lagos State judiciary were not enlisted for this noble cause for obvious reasons.