BREAKING: Amosun’s candidate, Akinlade loses as Tribunal upholds Abiodun’s election
The Ogun State Governorship Election Tribunal on Saturday, dismissed the petition of the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Hon. Adekunle Akinlade against Prince Dapo Abiodun’s election as the state governor.
Akinlade had approached the Tribunal to contest the declaration of Abiodun as the duly winner of the March 9th, 2019 governorship election having polled 241,670 votes as against the APM candidate who scored 222,670 votes.
Delivering a judgment that lasted for over six hours, the chairman of the three man panel, Justice Yusuf Halilu, struck out Akinlade’s petition on the ground that the “petition is destined to fail, fails and hereby dismissed.”
The tribunal argued that the petition stands unproven and that it was incorrect to contend that the Abiodun who is the second respondent on the petition was not duly elected for the position of the governor of the state.