- Supreme Court as affirmed Dapo Abiodun as the validly elected governor of Ogun state
- Adekunle Akinlade, the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), had challenged Abiodun's victory to the apex court level
- The apex court, however, dismissed his suit, saying his allegations were not proven
The coast is now clear for Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state as his gubernatorial victory has been upheld by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 18.
The apex court threw away the suit filed against Governor Abiodun's victory by Adekunle Akinlade, the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
Premium Times reports that the court ruled that Akinlade did not have a convincing evidence to substantiate his allegations against Governor Abiodun who was elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akinlade had put up an allegation of non-compliance to the electoral laws but the apex court said he did not prove the allegations.
In a related development, the Supreme Court has also declared Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state as the actual winner of the governorship election held on March 9.
The news has caused jubilation in Ibadan and other parts of the state, it was learned.
With the judgement, the election battle between Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Adebayo Adelabu of the APC has been laid to rest.
The ruling was delivered by Justice Ukaego Mary Peter-Odili, who presided over the ruling at the Supreme Court in Abuja.
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