The governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, has been charged by a group under the aegis of League of Registered Political Parties, Ogun State chapter, to withdraw his petition at the election petitions tribunal against the governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun.
The group which consist of more than 38 parties and 15 candidates described Akinlade’s petition at the tribunal as “needless.”
The group called on Akinlade to follow the step of Gboyega Isiaka of the African Democratic Congress, Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, Rotimi Paseda of the Social Democratic Party, and Sina Kawonise of YES Party, who conceded defeat.
The candidate of the Independent Democrats, Adebayo Mosuro, while speaking on behalf of his colleagues in Abeokuta, stated that reports from all parts of the state during the governorship election shows that the election was free and fair.
Mosuro questioned the APM’s decision to file a “needless” petition at the tribunal.
He took time out to charge the two factions of the Labour Party in the state to withdraw their petitions against the state Governor.
“We reiterate our position that the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Ogun State was credible, transparent, free and fair.”
“We are also specifically asking Akinlade to emulate the uncommon patriotism of other governorship candidates who graciously agreed with the results of the election and moved a step further to congratulate the winner of the polls.”
“We, therefore, call for the withdrawal of APM’s petition against Abiodun at the tribunal as well as the one filed by the factions of the Labour Party against Abiodun at the Federal High Court in the interest of peace and tranquillity.”