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Election Petition: Lagos govt denies claims Gov Sanwo-Olu paid lawyers from state funds

The Lagos state government has refuted reports that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu paid his legal team attending to petitions against his election with state funds. 

Spark News recalls that the Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, in a post shared on his X handle on Sunday, November 19, questioned the state Ministry of Justice for allegedly budgeting some monies for Sanwo-Olu’s legal team at the election tribunal.

In a swift reaction to the allegation, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, denied the claims.

He stated that the document published by Gbadebo neither carried the state government logo nor the signature of any official.

The Commissioner also said no transaction of such was made by the Ministry.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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