Following the rejection of the outcome of the governorship election in Ogun State by the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, the All Progressives Congress has said it is prepared for the law suit.
In fact, the party said if Akinlade refuses to go to court, it will over several infractions allegedly perpetrated by the APM during the election.
In a statement signed by its spokesman in Ogun State, Tunde Oladunjoye, the APC said: “I think it was Shakespeare that wrote that ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once.’
“Akinlade and his principal are sore losers. What they attempted negates historical antecedents in politics. They are vainglorious dreamers. Or how can you form a party in January 2019 and expect to win the governorship election in a state like Ogun by March 2019?
“We urged them to go to court, because even if they don’t, we shall, on our own, go to court for manifest malpractices which they perpetrated during the election. In Ewekoro, it was outright vote buying. In Obafemi Owode, One of their candidates was arrested for voters inducement, in Ado Odo Ota, a top serving officer of the state government was arrested with already thumb-printed ballot papers.
“We have a date in court!”