Fresh Trouble for INEC as Labour Party Rejects Ogun Governorship Poll Results, Demands Rerun
- The Ogun state chapter of the Labour Party has reacted to the outcome of the 2023 general elections, especially the governorship poll
- In a fresh statement, the party rejected the election results announced by INEC and urged the electoral commission to do the needful
- INEC had earlier declared Governor Dapo Abiodun of the APC as the winner of the Ogun governorship election conducted in the state on Saturday, March 18
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The Labour Party in Ogun state has rejected the March 18, 2023, governorship election results.
LP warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against issuing a certificate of return to the governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun, for a second term, The Punch reported.
LP demands Ogun election rerun
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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Meanwhile, the INEC returning officer for the governorship and state assembly election in the state, Professor Kayode Adebowale, had on Sunday, March 19, 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 (PDP) scored 262,383 and was the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress.
Big trouble for APC, NNPP as pressure mounts on INEC to review election results in 3 states
Pressures are being mounted on INEC to review the outcome of the 2023 general elections in areas where allegations of electoral malpractices were established.
Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) noted that there was evidence of electoral malpractices, and allegations of vote buying and voter suppression should be reviewed as established by the law.
The CSOs include Transparency International (TI), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG).
"Healing cannot happen without justice": LP Rhodes-Vivour replies Tinubu
Legit.ng earlier reported that the candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos during the governorship election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, disclosed what must be done before the healing process can begin.
Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, had earlier condemned the electoral violence that sprung up during the poll while calling on the opposition to unite with his government to heal the country.
Reacting to the call, Rhode-Vivour posited that no healing process could be effective when the victims of electoral violence can't get justice.