Just in: Victory for APC as appeal court confirms Dapo Abiodun as duly-elected Ogun governor
The Court of Appeal has upheld the election of Dapo Abiodun as the duly elected governor of Ogun state in a ruling delivered on Monday, November 11.
Vanguard reports that the appeal court, sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, held that the petition of the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Abdulkabir Akinlade, lacked merit.
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The court consequently struck out the petition and declared Abiodun the rightful winner of the Saturday, March 9, 2019 governorship election in Ogun state.
The lead judgment was delivered by Justice Muhammed Ambi-Usi Danjuma who said the 10 grounds filed by APM candidate to challenge Abiodun’s victory had no merit.
“The respective objections raised by the two respondents are overruled and the emotions have no remit, answers to them are sustained and the two motions are dismissed,” he said.