- Governor Dapo Abiodun is getting all the moral support he needs as the Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal prepares to deliver its verdict
- The minister of state for environment and ecological management, Dr Iziaq Kunle Salako, Senator Olamilekan Adeola and others are at the tribunal
- The election of Governor Abiodun is been challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu
Ogun state, Abeokuta - The minister of state for environment and ecological management, Dr Iziaq Kunle Salako, and the senator representing Ogun West, Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, have stormed the venue of the governorship election tribunal in Abeokuta.
The Ogun state deputy governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the deputy chief of staff and other aides of Governor Dapo Abiodun, including commissioner designates were present in court, Daily Trust reported.
It was gathered that Senator Adeola arrived at the court at 7.55 a.m., while Salako came shortly later.
Also present at the tribunal is a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tunji Akinosi.
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Tribunal delivers judgement on Ogun governorship election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, had filed a petition challenging the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Security operatives have barricaded all roads leading to the premises of the magistrate court, Isabo area of the state capital, Abeokuta.
Tribunal gives INEC, APC, Gov Abiodun 2 days to inspect PDP's exhibits
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Ogun tribunal, Justice Hamidu Kunaza, gave the APC, Governor Abiodun and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) two days to inspect the 8,000 pieces of documentary evidence tendered by the PDP candidate.
Adebutu’s lawyer, Goddy Uche (SAN), on Tuesday, July 4, tendered the documents, which included INEC forms, BVAS reports, ECAs, voters’ registers, and printed IREV results in various “Ghana-must-go” bags before the tribunal.
Tribunal: WAEC fails to tender Gov Abiodun’s certificate
An official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Olufemi Olaleye, on Thursday, July 20, appeared before the tribunal without tendering a copy of Governor Abiodun’s certificate.
The tribunal had earlier subpoenaed the examination council to produce a copy of Abiodun’s 1978 WAEC certificate as attached to the form he filled with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).