Ogun 2023: Dapo Abiodun coasts to victory against all odds 

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The incumbent governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun have been declared winner of the just concluded governorship election in the state.

Prince Abiodun, who defeated Hon Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) with 13,915 votes, returning him for a second term in office.

The Iperu prince who hailed from the same local government with his closest rival, Hon Adebutu, won at a keenly contested poll yesterday.

The result was announced an hour ago by Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) at the state headquarters in Abeokuta, All Progressives Congress(APC) recorded 276,298 followed by Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) with  262, 383 and African Democratic Congress(ADC) coming third with 94,754.

The Returning Officer, Prof Kayode Adebowale while announcing the final results said candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC) having satisfied the electoral requirement  won the election and declared him the winner.

Prof Adebowale said,” as the returning officer of the election conducted on 18th March 2023, I announced that the All Progressives Congress having satisfied the the electoral requirement, I hereby announced Oladapo Abiodun as the winner of the Governorship election and is hereby return elected”.

The People’s Democratic Party have called for the election to be declared inconclusive, sighting several irregularities.

 In a letter signed by the party state secretary , Dr Sunday Solarin , earlier today called on the National Chairman of INEC to have a re-run in areas that witnessed mayhem across the state.

Similarly, the governorship candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party, Comrade Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo have condemned the electoral umpire for their deliberate omission of the party name on the ballot paper.

Comrade Oguntoyinbo also lamented the intimidation and vote buying of the ruling party during the just concluded election in the state.

He said the party will approach the court soon for justices on the political robbery committed during the election.

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