The Ogun State Governorship Election Tribunal is today set to deliver judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 18 election, Ladi Adebutu, against the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Naija News recalls that the tribunal disclosed that the date to pass its judgement was communicated to all parties in the case on Thursday.
Confirming this, Ogun Tribunal Secretary, Obioma Ezenta, told The Punch on Friday that parties are aware the tribunal’s judgement is slated for today, 30 September.
The PDP and Adebutu, not satisfied with the outcome of the March 18 governorship polls in the state, dragged the governor, who was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, to court.
Adebutu is praying the tribunal headed by Hamidu Kunaza nullify Governor Abiodun’s victory and declare him the winner of the March 18 Governorship election in Ogun State.
He is also seeking an order from the tribunal to upturn the election of Governor Abiodun, alleging that the election that brought him into office for the second time was riddled with violence, irregularities and rigging.
However, as the tribunal sets to pass its verdict today, it was gathered that security personnel at the entrance of the Isabo Magistrate Court, Abeokuta, the venue hosting the tribunal, refused to let a media platform into the premises.
According to The Nation, the security personnel and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented their correspondent from gaining access to the court premises, saying that journalists were not allowed entry today.
The platform said the security personnel showed them a list of media platforms that were granted permission to access the court premises, but its name was not on the list.