Adebutu faults Ogun tribunal verdict, heads to Appeal Court

The 2023 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Ladipupo Adebutu, on Monday, rejected the Saturday verdict of the election petitions tribunal which affirmed Dapo Abiodun as the duly elected Governor of the state.

Adebutu described the judgement of Justice Hamidu Kunaza three man-led Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed his petition challenging the victory of Gov Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress in the March 18 governorship election as unexpected, disheartening and a threat to the country’s fledgling democracy.

He declared that in as much as the tribunal would leave the subject matter of the case and would rather dwell on technicalities, the basis upon which he said the tribunal threw away his petition, he had been left with no choice than to exhaust all the available legal options including heading to the Appeal Court to claim his stolen mandate.

Adebutu said that his supporters in the state should not be deterred by this little setback that would soon be shredded to pieces at the Appeal Court citing the example of the current Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke of PDP, who was also deprived of justice at the tribunal but was favoured at the Appeal and Supreme Court.

He said his decision to approach the Court of Appeal was hinged on getting better bargains for the residents of the state saying that the people of the State surely deserve more than the handouts the APC had been able to offer in the last four years of Gov Abiodun’s administration

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