Adebutu Leads PDP Protest March To Ogun INEC Office Over March 18 Poll Results
Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Honorable Ladi Adebutu, has led hundreds of PDP supporters to the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to protest the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship poll.
Adebutu, who had said he would go to court to challenge the outcome of the poll, was accompanied by members of the state PDP executive committee and some leaders of the party.
The protest march took off from the state PDP secretariat at Kuto, with supporters chanting solidarity songs, on their way to the INEC headquarters.
The supporters were prevented from gaining entrance into the INEC office by security operatives who fired gunshots into the air to deter the defiant supporters.
Dapo Abiodun Has Been Declared Winner Of Ogun Governorship Poll
Adebutu and PDP leaders accompanying him were kept waiting outside INEC office for more than one hour by the security operatives.
He was eventually allowed to enter INEC office with two PDP leaders to meet the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niyi Ijalaiye.
Rockcity FM reported that Ogun PDP governorship candidate, Honorable Ladi Adebutu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has formally rejected the outcome of the last Saturday Ogun State governorship poll.
Adebutu vowed to challenge in court, the declaration of Governor Dapo Abiodun as the winner of the poll.
Abiodun was declared winner of the poll on Sunday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which credited him with 276,298 votes against 262,383 for Adebutu.