I’ve never been declared mentally unstable – Sanwoolu

Lagos state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has told electoral commission, INEC that he has never been declared unfit and having unsound mind at any point in time.

On September 30, Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode alleged at a world press conference that his then rival, Sanwoolu underwent rehabilitation at the Gbagada General Hospital.

In the CF001 form he filled for INEC, Sanwoolu responded to questions on his mental health thus:

“Have you ever been adjudged a lunatic or declared to be of unsound mind?”


According to INEC, one of the grounds for disqualification for anyone seeking public offices specified in sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the 1999 Constitution is if such a person is “adjudged to be a lunatic or declared to be of unsound mind.”

Governor Ambode had alleged at the time, “The aspirant that has been put up to contest against me (referring to Sanwo-Olu) is not a fit and proper person to take this job.”

He added, “This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and was detained for months.

“It is also known that he doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital“

Governor Ambode subsequently lost the APC primary elections to Sanwoolu.

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