Ogun Polls: Labour Party Demands Election ReRun

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The Labour Party in Ogun State has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against issuing a certificate of return to the governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun, for a second term.

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The party also called for a rerun of the governorship election held on March 18, saying it is rejecting Abiodun’s victory.

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The INEC returning officer for the governorship and state assembly election in the state, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, had on Sunday, declared governor Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election.

Adebowale said Abiodun polled a total of 276,298 votes, while Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 262,383 and was the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress.

The party, in a statement signed by its Caretaker Committee chairman, Lookman Jagun. after its executive meeting, said that the election which brought Abiodun as the winner was characterised by evidential cases of disruption of voting, ballot box snatching, burning of ballot papers in opposition strongholds and manipulating the voting and collation process.

Labour party described the declaration by the INEC as a premature declaration that is clearly against the prescribed electoral rules.

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“The Labour Party as a coalition partner with the PDP in the gubernatorial election totally condemns the declaration of Abiodun as the winner of the election.

“The election should have been declared as inconclusive and a rerun conducted in areas where voting was disrupted by APC thugs,” the statement read.

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