The Ogun State Chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has advised candidates of different political parties that lost out in the March 18 Governorship election in the state, to seek redress before the Election Petition Tribunal, to challenge the outcome of the election.
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE recalled that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun, won the election for a second term in office.
The State Chairman of IPAC, Samson Okusanya, flanked by other chairmen of political parties and candidates, while addressing journalists at a press conference, held on Friday, in Abeokuta.
Okusanya, who doubles as the State Chairman of People’s Redemption Party (PRP), however, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for its performance during the last Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections in the State.
He said, “In elections like this, one candidate will emerge as the winner and anyone that lost out should follow due process which is recognised by law to express their grievances if there is any at all, instead of creating unrest in the state and causing violence.
“We advise them (Adebutu and PDP), as inter-party advisory council, to shun violence. They should also remember that nobody is above the law.
“We want peace and progress of the state. The losers should due process and tow the line of honour to express their grievances and concerns.
“All the registered political parties that are here with their governorship candidates hereby accept the outcome of the governorship and House of Assembly election as announced by INEC.”