JUST IN: Appeal court affirms Dapo Abiodun’s election as Ogun gov

The Appeal Court Lagos Division has upheld Prince Dapo Abiodun’s re-election as governor of Ogun State in the March 18, 2023, governorship election.

The majority verdict handed by Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh denied the appeal filed by Peoples Democratic Party candidate Ladi Adebutu in the 2023 governorship election.

Meanwhile, in a minority opinion, Justice Jane Esienanwan Inyang approved the appeal and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold a new election within 90 days.

Reacting, Abiodun on his ‘X’ handle hailed the verdict, stressing that he remains devoted to the advancement and socioeconomic growth of the state.

He said: “Dear citizens and residents of Ogun State, I sincerely wish to convey my deepest appreciation for your unwavering support throughout our journey.

“Today’s triumph at the Court of Appeal not only validates the authenticity of the mandate you bestowed upon us during the last governorship election but also demonstrates the strength of our unity.

“Our administration remains committed to the advancement and socioeconomic growth of the Gateway State.

“Through our Building Our Future Together Agenda and #ISEYA mantra, we will tirelessly strive for the betterment of every individual living and working across this great state, ensuring prosperity for all.”

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