Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
There was jubilation among the supporters of Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the members of All Progressive Congress, APC, on Saturday in Abeokuta as the election petition tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State dismissed the petition challenging the victory of Dapo Abiodun at March 9 governorship election.
The presiding judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu struck-out the petition seeking the disqualification of Dapo Abiodun on the grounds of submitting false academic qualification and overvoting.
Justice Halilu said that the petitioner has not only failed but irredeemably failed. According to him, the petition lacks credibility.
In his final judgement, Justice Halilu maintained that the petition is destined to fail, hereby dismissed.
Meanwhile, Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Ogun State chapter, Chief Yemi Sanusi noted that the the party already knew that it would win at tribunal, saying that March 9 governorship election was free and fair.
”We have known already that we are going to win because you and I know that the election was free and fair so we expected this outcome . I was never worried about the outcome of the result. What am here to do is to confirm the Victory and the judgement.”
He therefore advised Dapo Abiodun to focus on his plans for the good people of Ogun state, as the tribunal judgement has taken away distractions for his government.
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