The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 18 election in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has rained curses on those who allegedly manipulated the results of the election, Daily Trust Report.
Adebutu also vowed to use all the legal means to reclaim his “stolen mandate.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election, having polled a total of 276,298 votes, while Adebutu scored 262,383 votes. The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Biyi Otegbeye garnered 94,754 votes.
But Adebutu rejected the results and vowed to explore all legal means available to challenge the victory of Abiodun.
Addressing members of the party in a meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital, Adebutu in a veiled reference accused the state Returning Officer Kayode Adebowale of subverting the will of the people by declaring Abiodun as the winner of the election.
Adebutu said the governorship election was the worst in the history of the country’s democracy.