Since it was flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, the exercise has been dogged by rancour and bad blood in few states of the federation, as different power blocs and rival tendencies within state chapters renewed their struggle ahead of 2023 general elections. For obvious reasons, Ogun State was expected to be one of the flash points of the exercise.
The INEC Returning Officer, Prof Rotimi Ajayi, who announced the results of the election on Sunday at Onyadega, headquarters of the local government, said that Atule polled 8,515 votes to emerge winner of the poll.
The News Agency of Nigeria correspondents, who monitored the exercise, report that in some parts of Kosofe Ward 5, voting ended at 2: 35p.m. and sorting and counting began immediately.
Akinlade, who announced his return to the APC at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the APM Secretariat in Abeokuta, also directed his supporters to return to the “pre-October 2018 APC”.
The Ogun State Elections Petitions Tribunal had dismissed the suit filed by Akinlade, saying the petition lacks merit.
The newly constituted Ogun State Gubernatorial Election Tribunal on Wednesday warned lawyers and litigants against intimidation or threats on any member of the panel.
The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.
The Allied Peoples Movement says it has filed a petition before the President of the Appeal Court, Hon. Justice Zainub Bulkachuwa, against the reconstituted Ogun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Adeyinka Mafe, the Majority Leader in the Ogun House of Assembly, on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of his membership of the Allied Peoples Movement.
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.
The Hausa-Fulani community in Ogun State on Tuesday endorsed the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunke Akinlade, as their preferred candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The Ogun State Governor and Senator elect, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has solicited the support of the people for the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the state, Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade.
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, against that of his party, All Progressives Congress, Prince Dapo Abiodun, is borne out of his commitment towards ensuring equity, justice and fairness as well as peaceful elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received a letter of endorsement from the Allied Peoples Movement as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
Akinlade said this at a press conference at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta.
The lawmakers announced their defection in separate letters read by the Speaker of the Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, during a plenary in Abeokuta.