In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

Drama As Gov Akeredolu Petitions The Police Over Former SSG’s Declare Of Rigging 2016 Governorship Election In His Favour

Drama As Gov Akeredolu Petitions The Police Over Former SSG's Claim Of Rigging 2016 Governorship Election In His Favour


Ifedayo Abegunde, Rotimi Akeredolu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Ondo state Governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu have petitioned the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji over former Secretary to the State Authorities, Ifedayo Abegunde’s declare of rigging 2016 governorship election in Akeredolu’s favour.

It was reported  that Abegunde who insisted that Akeredolu didn’t win the 2016 governorship election whereas talking on a programme on Crest 87.7 Fm, mentioned he (Akeredolu) misplaced the 2016 governorship ballot to the then Peoples Democratic Celebration candidate, Eyitayo Jegede. He revealed that some “moneybags” within the All Progressives Congress (APC) together with himself, rigged Akeredolu into energy in 2016 by manipulating the election end in his favour.

Within the petition written to the police by his lawyer Mr. Femi Emmanuel Emodamori, Akeredolu acknowledged that such a declare must be investigated. He additionally described the allegation as false, reckless, mindless, and legal.

“In response to the official results of the governorship election printed by INEC, APC and its candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu polled 224, 842 votes, whereas the Peoples Democratic Celebration and its candidate within the election, Eyitayo Jegede, polled 150, 380 votes.

“The Alliance for Democracy and its candidate within the election, Chief Olusola Oke, got here third, with complete votes of 126,889.

“Our purchasers emphatically state that the much-publicised allegation of manipulation of the 2016 Ondo State election by Sunday Ifedayo Abegunde is diametrically spurious, false, reckless, mindless, and legal.

“It was made to scandalise our purchasers, significantly the governor, three and half years after the undisputed election, and after Sunday Ifedayo Abegunde parted methods with the present authorities of Ondo State.

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 “You’ll agree with us that electoral integrity is a extreme and delicate situation in Nigeria. For any individual to fraudulently procure the return of some other individual to an elective workplace, whether or not immediately or not directly, is a legal offence punishable with twelve (12) months imprisonment, underneath part 124(1) (a) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).

“We now have the instruction of our purchasers to name in your workplace to set all the mandatory equipment in movement.

“That is essential to unravel the reality or falsehood within the allegation(s) of Sunday Ifedayo Abegunde, by conducting an intensive investigation into the allegation on this petition.”

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