Akinlade turns down advice to withdraw petition against Abiodun

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The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, has rejected the advice to withdraw his case against the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Akinlade while turning down the advice by some political parties under the aegis of the League of Registered Political Parties in the state to jettison the petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal, described the call as a mere distraction.

Akinlade, who spoke through his media Aide, Azeez Adelani, described the group as fake, alleging that members of the group were paid to give Akinlade the advice.

Akinlade maintained that he would not be intimidated in the course of seeking redress to alleged anomalies in the March 9 governorship election in the state.

The statement partly read, “As a responsible political party with people-oriented manifestos, the Allied Peoples Movement governorship candidate will not be intimidated by any irrelevant group to abandon the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Ogun State at the just- concluded general elections. As we are soaring to victory with a belief that good will always triumph over evil, no matter the cost.

“We wish to educate the mischief makers that our resolve to approach the election tribunal is to seek redress to the injustice meted out to us at the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State, as allowed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We understand that the conference was that of inconsequential money-seeking politicians, billed to create fear, apathy, discouragement; and to intimidate the reasoning of our teeming loyalists and people of Ogun State to believe the odds are against the APM at the tribunal. Whereas, in reality, they are afraid as regards revelations so far at the tribunal.

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“Besides, the intrigues and the fraud that surrounded the declaration of the election results by the electoral body, despite our calls for its abortion, due to the abnormalities observed.”

SOURCE: PUNCH


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