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JUST IN: Tribunal Upholds Dapo Abiodun’s Election Victory

The Ogun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has declared Governor Dapo Abiodun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, as the duly elected winner of the March 18 poll.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, were challenging Abiodun’s re-election over alleged corrupt practices and non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act.

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The petition also argued that the governor did not score a majority vote to be announced as the winner by INEC.

Delivering the judgment on Saturday at a proceeding that lasted about 11 hours, the tribunal held that the petitioner failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, then struck out and dismissed the petition.

The court also held that Abiodun was qualified to stand as the candidate of his party and his subsequent announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the election.

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