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Following petitions received from parties who disagreed with the result of the just concluded election in Lagos State, the State Election Petitions Tribunal will on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 hold its inaugural sitting.

The tribunal will sit in one of the family courts on the premises of the recently commissioned Roseline Omotoso Court in Ikeja.

According to the secretary to the tribunal, Hafsatu Suleiman, the tribunal had received 20 petitions.

Two candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Segun Adewale and Olabisi Salis-Fakos, have approached the tribunal to challenge their defeat.

Adewale who polled 372,421 votes had lost the Lagos West Senatorial District seat to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Olamilekan Solomon, who polled 429,765 votes.

Salis-Fakos, who polled 126, 350 votes, is challenging her defeat in the Lagos East Senatorial District by the APC candidate, Gbenga Ashafa, who polled 181,221 votes.

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