A group in Ogun State, under the aegis of ‘The INTELLECTS’ Advancing Good Governance in Ogun State, has petitioned the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu to withdraw Certificate of Return given to Gov. Dapo Abiodun and order for the re-run of election in the state.
Th group had earlier called on INEC to review the result of the just concluded governorship election in the state, as according to it, the election did not produce a winner yet, accusing the state Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Adebowale of subverting the will of the people by declaring Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the election…… CONTINUE READING
In a petition made available to newsmen today in Abeokuta, the state capital, by the Group Coordinator and the Secretary, Comrade Dr. Daniel A. Alani and Comrade Idowu A. Banji urged INEC to immediately withdraw CoR from Gov. Abiodun, as the governorship election is inconclusive by all standards.
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The group hinged its petition on the claim that the state is the home of great Intellects and more concerned with the progress and development of the gateway state, calling for reversal of declaration of the APC as the winner of the governorship election held on the 18th of March.
The Coordinator implored the INEC to adhere with the Electoral Act 2022 by declaring the election inconclusive and ordering a rerun election in affected LGAs where; electoral violence occurred, inability of BVAS machines to work in some polling units and INEC cancelled votes.
“It is very clear and unambiguous that once the margin between the first two leading candidates is less than the cancelled votes or where elections were not held as a result of violence or INEC fault, by BVAS malfunction, the electoral umpire should declare such election inconclusive.
“So a later date should be announced for a rerun election in such areas before a winner could be declared, now, why now the Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Adebowale went ahead to declare Abiodun as a winner of the election?”….. CONTINUE READING