A Civil Society Organisation, Advocacy for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for its verdict on the March 18, governorship election in the State.
The group, made the commendation in a statement signed by it’s National Coordinator, Waheed Sulaimon, in Abuja.
It described the judgement as explicit without any ambiguity, saying it was a true reflection of what happened across Ogun State on March 18, 2023.
The Tribunal, last Saturday, unanimously validated the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun, as it dismissed all the grounds canvassed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and it’s candidate, Ladi Adebutu in their petitions.
The group stated that the verdict was a victory for democracy and affirmation of the people’s choice.
The group noted that the tribunal delivered its verdict based on the facts and evidence presented before it, as well as the credibility of the electoral process.
It lauded the judiciary for its impartiality in the ongoing election petition related cases across the country, adding that Nigerians have always repose their confidence in that arm of government.
The group, therefore, urged all parties involved to accept the decision of the tribunal and join hands with Governor Dapo Abiodun, to work towards the development of the state.
It also called on all stakeholders in the Ogun State project to rally round the governor to make the Gateway State among the best in Nigeria in terms of economic prosperity, political stability and social cohesion.
The group also lauded Governor Abiodun for his commitment to good governance and efforts at ensuring the security of lives and property, as well as his unwavering political will to speedily develop the State. (vitalnewsngr.com)