ABEOKUTA – Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been advised to desist from misinforming members of the public about the ongoing election petition tribunal sitting at Isabo in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
According to Hon. Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade, the 2023 Deputy-Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, in a press statement accused the ruling APC of posting stories of the 2019 APM governorship petition to deceive the public.
Triple A, as fondly called stated that, the APC, out of frustration insinuating that the over 200,000 documented evidence presented by PDP and admitted by the tribunal as evidence would amount to nothing.
Akinlade reiterated that the PDP’s petition was well thought through, planned and executed diligently.
His words, “My attention was drawn to some posts online yesterday where the APC were mocking us for the outcome of the 2019 governorship election and petition, but what they fail to realize in their narrow mindedness is that we learnt and shared our experience.
“Regardless of the outcome of this election petition (in favour of PDP, Insha Allah), it will definitely become a yardstick of how election petition documents should be sourced, procured, packaged and presented. The fact remains that while APC stakeholders in Ogun State were deceptively collecting money from the 2nd Respondent for the procurement of relevant INEC election materials, individuals saddled with the same responsibilities in PDP were committed and dedicated on delivering on their assignments.
“As INEC opens its defense on the 2nd of August 2023, to be followed by APC and 2nd Respondent who both have 10 days each, the good people of Ogun State and the nation are anxiously waiting to see the magic they plan to perform. It is true that to defend an allegation of electoral malpractice, you should at least be able to produce facts or alternative evidence to support your arguments.
“We have presented more than enough facts before the tribunal. Even the blind can see the evil perpetrated on March 18th, 2023, but technology has strengthened the electoral process and the tribunal. Moreover, the new electoral act is clear on what noncompliance entails. Ogun people are waiting,” Akinlade posited.