Victory For APC As Dapo Abiodun, Ahmed Aliyu Wins In Ogun, Sokoto
Saturday September 30, 2023
The three man panel chaired by Justice Hamidu Kanaza of the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, on Saturday, affirmed the victory of Prince Dapo Abiodun, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
In the judgement which lasted eleven hours, the Tribunal argued that the petitions filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu marked EPT/ OG/GOV/03/2023, lacked merit and hereby dismissed.
“The Tribunal rules that the,
Petitioners have failed to prove any of the grounds of the Petition and thus are not entitled to any of the reliefs sought. The petition fails and is dismissed. The return of Governor Abiodun is affirmed”
Also in Sokoto, the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition against Governor Ahmed Aliyu and his Deputy, Idris Gobir, filed by Sa’idu Umar of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Umar challenged the election of Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress and Gobir over an alleged non-qualification and electoral fraud during the March 18, 2023 governorship election.
In a unanimous judgement, the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Haruna Mshelia, said the petitioners were unable to prove the six grounds formulated in the petition.
He said the grounds bordered on alleged ineligibility for Aliyu and Gobir to contest, falsification of certificates, variation of names, election frauds and non compliance with electoral guidelines.