Ogun polls: Lawyers demand review of declaration of Abiodun as winner of Saturday’s election
A group of lawyers, under the aegis of ‘Concerned Indigenes of Ogun State’ (CIOS) has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) six days ultimatum to review the declaration of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun as the winner of Saturday’s election in the State.
The group issued the ultimatum in an open petition to INEC, saying the declaration of Abiodun was against the requirements and provisions of the electoral act.
INEC had on Sunday declared Abiodun the winner of the election after polling 276,298 votes, while Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 262,383 votes to come second.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital, Coordinator of the group, Femi Oniyide alleged that, the election was fraught with violence, manipulation and irregularities.
According to him, election results from 100 polling units in 14 local government areas of the State were either cancelled or election not held due to violence and BVAS malfunctioning.
Credit by: James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta