The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has hailed the Ogun Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal that affirmed the elections of Dapo Abiodun.
Naija News reports that the Tribunal-led by Justice Yusuf Halilu ruled that the petitioner, Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) “did not only failed but also irredeemably failed to prove” his case against Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This online news platform understands Tribunal chairman held that Akinlade’s petition ” is destined to fail, it failed and is hereby dismissed.”
Justice Halilu added that Abiodun was duly elected on March 9 during the gubernatorial election in the Southwest State virtue of scoring the highest number of valid votes cast by the voters and declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Tribunal chairman ruled that the Tribunal concur with it and has no reason whatsoever to tinker with the outcome of the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State.
He said: “Saturday’s judgment of the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming your electoral victory has further demonstrated that your election was indeed a true reflection of the wishes of your people.
“We were all living witnesses to the fact that despite the intimidation, harassment and violence unleashed on your numerous supporters and other shenanigans perpetrated by known opposition elements within and outside our party, APC, you emerged victorious because the people of Ogun stood by you.
“Undaunted by all of that, you ran a clean, peaceful, issues-based campaign. You were, by far, the most popular and most qualified of the governorship candidates, hence your election. You truly deserve your victory.
“This is now time to extend your hand of fellowship to the APM candidate and others who contested against you and indeed other stakeholders in the state. You must re-dedicate yourself to re-uniting the people and be the governor for all.
“Ogun State deserves development; Ogun State deserves industrialisation. Having made success in your private multi-sectoral entrepreneurial life, you are best placed to replicate this in Ogun. This you must do within the shortest possible time.
“Once again, I congratulate you and wish you God’s guidance in the daunting, but not insurmountable tasks, ahead of you.”