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The African Democratic Congress in Ogun state have accused the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for testing his popularity at the court room, through his agents and machinery.
This was made know today at the party secretariat by the party National chairman, Professor Ralph Okey Nwosu during a press conference ahead of the 2023 general election.
Prof Nwosu said,” it is no longer news that there have been orders of the Federal High Courts that repudiated the validity of our candidates on grounds the courts considered plausible to them and as sought for by the plaintiffs. While we respect the court’s decision and would not query the veracity of those judgements, it is the considered opinion of our legal representatives that the judgments were drenched in advertent inaccuracies, especially when interrogated with existential contexts, points of law and even recent precedence.”
He added that, “Subsequently, we have filed for redress at the Court of Appeal and we are confident that the orders of the lower courts shall be overturned and all our candidates will be revalidated.”
The party National Chairman emphasized that the current battle in Ogun ADC is traceable to the infamous role being played by the ruling APC in Ogun State, under the diminishing watch of Dapo Abiodun – as the ‘Defacto’ sponsors of the litigations; using different political parties and individuals to file 25 different lawsuits against the ADC.
He specifically said, “the indecorous role of Labour Party in this matter, especially the character played by one Abayomi Arabambi – who was until his recent dismissal, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the LP. This fellow, an unrepeatable political trader and hatchet jobber, was funded by Dapo Abiodun to take the ADC to court over our own internal matters. This Arabambi’s notoriety is such that he is playing the same role against his own party both in Ogun and Lagos states; serving as an undisguised destructive agent for the APC in meddling in the affairs of other parties and causing crisis in his own party – a situation that made the NWC of the LP to dismiss him from the party over gross misconducts.
The party denied allegations that it had opted to work with another political party in the state for the coming election, sighting that the party no longer have candidates in some positions. The chairman described the allegation as false in its entirety and stated that all their candidates remain as they are.
The party renewed her commitment to send the current government out of office through the power of the poll, and the will of the people.