The Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Ogun State on Friday says it is rejecting in its entirety the March 18 governorship election in the state as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC .
Mr Olaposi Oginni, the Convener of the Coalition, stated this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Friday.
He explained that the declaration of Gov . Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the Ogun State Governorship Election by INEC was also rejected .
” It’s obvious that INEC stood logic in the head by making a pronouncement of a Winner in an Election which the number of cancelled votes tripled the margin number of lead of the acclaimed winner and closest rival.
” The Ogun Coalition of Registered Political Parties hereby call for the immediate suspension of the Ogun State Resident Electoral Commissioner and Immediate Arrest and Prosecution of Prof. Kayode Adebowale-The Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan for this heinous crime against Democracy.
” The Ogun Coalition of Registered Political Parties is using this medium to call on all lovers of peace and democracy around the globe to put their searchlights on Ogun State as we are all struggling to bring back hope to the electorates and good people of Ogun State.
“Recognizing the fact that an injustice to one is an injustice to all. We hereby call for the return of the stolen mandate of Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party who is generally believed to be the actual Winner of March 18th 2023 Governorship Election in Ogun State.
“In Conclusion, The Coalition of Registered Political Parties Ogun State hereby Confirm that the March 18 2023 Election in Ogun State was massively rigged with lots of irregularities ranging from snatching of ballot boxes in over 100 polling units, suppression of voters with thugs under the cover of security agencies, ballot snuffing and other illegalities.
” We are appealing to all relevant agencies including INEC to do the needful in the interest of good governance and development of our democracy.