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Ogun APC welcomes PDP’s petition in opposition to re-election of Gov Abiodun

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Adebutu and PDP filed a petition difficult the result of the March 18 election on the electoral petition tribunal on Thursday in Abeokuta.

They joined INEC, APC and Gov. Abiodun as first, second and third respondents, respectively.

They requested the tribunal to direct INEC to conduct recent election in 99 polling items in 41 wards and in 16 of the 20 native authorities areas of the state.


They alleged that elections had been both not held and or had been cancelled within the polling items listed due to disruption of the train and over-voting.

In addition they requested the tribunal to order the recent election to the exclusion of APC and Gov. Abiodun.

Responding to the petition on Saturday in Abeokuta, APC’s Publicity Secretary in Ogun, Tunde Oladunjoye, acknowledged that it was good that Adebutu had determined to toe the trail of civility and honour as suggested by the APC.

He added that APC hoped that after submitting the petition, Adebutu would desist from low cost blackmail, sponsored protests, incitements, false claims and propaganda.

“We additionally take cognisance of his claims when he went to file the petition and want to advise that he shouldn’t intimidate or stampede the tribunal.


“His attorneys ought to advise him in opposition to ignoble angle, figuring out full properly {that a} case is decided by extant legal guidelines, details and proof and never on fantasies and whims of any of the events, irrespective of how believable.

“They’ve acknowledged their claims. They need to count on our response.

“Suffice it to say that Adebutu who stated he gained the election is asking the courtroom to disqualify Gov. Abiodun from a rerun if his prayer that election needs to be held in sure polling items is upheld,’’ he acknowledged.

Oladunjoye added that the APC would go away its attorneys to do justice to the petition.

Whereas we depart our workforce of attorneys to do justice to points raised within the petition, we advise Adebutu to conduct himself as a citizen of Ogun beneath the management of Gov. Abiodun.


“Abiodun, by the grace of God and the benevolence of the nice folks of Ogun, stays the governor of our beloved state,’’ Oladunjoye added.

INEC declared Gov. Abiodun as winner of the election on March 19, having polled 276,298 votes in opposition to Adebutu’s 262,383 votes.