- The candidate of the ADP for the 2019 governorship election in Lagos, Babatunde Gbadamosi, says he won’t challenge the result of the exercise
- Gbadamosi said he does not have any more resources to waste on a process in which he has no confidence
- The ADP candidate, however, stressed the need to prosecute all those involved in electoral malpractices in the 2019 general elections
Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Lagos state governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), says he will not contest the outcome of the governorship election in the state but prepare for the next election.
Gbadamosi, a real estate mogul, told newsmen on Tuesday, April 9 in Lagos that his decision was rooted in him having no confidence in the electoral system, NAN reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that he said: “My decision is to wait and contest the next election and hopefully, the votes will count then.
“I agree that the election in the state was an absolute fraud and a sham with many instances of open multiple voting recorded in places like Ikorodu, Lagos Island.
“However, I do not have any more resources to waste on a process in which I have no confidence.
“We keep learning and I believe that the will of the people will surely prevail in future elections in the state.”
He also claimed that the fraud was carried out by known persons going from one polling unit to another, openly bearing firearms of all kinds.
Gbadamosi, however, advised INEC to put its house in order to forestall most of the anomalies witnessed in the 2019 general elections in the future elections.
He stressed the need to prosecute all those involved in electoral malpractices in the 2019 general elections, to serve as deterrent to others.
The ADP candidate urged the incoming ninth National Assembly to come up with stiffer penalties for electoral offenders, to ensure much better polls in future.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the election petition tribunal in Lagos was approached by the Lagos state governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Owolabi Salis, to challenge the victory of Babajide Sanwo Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The disclosure was made at a press conference on Monday, April 8, by the state chairman of AD, Kolawole Ajayi.
Also in attendance at the press conference was the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Fagbemi Awamaridi.
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