Akinlade heads for tribunal, writes US, UK, EU to monitor process

The governorship candidate of the Allied People ’ s Movement , Adekunle Akinlade said he is heading for the Election Petitions Tribunal to challenge the victory of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state , Dapo Abiodun.

Akinlade stated this in a statement issued by his media aide , Azeez Adelani on Sunday in Abeokuta .

The APM governorship candidate also disclosed that he had directed his legal team to write the United States , United Kingdom , European Union and other international organisations over the issue.

According to Akinlade , the invitation of the international organisations was to request them to send independent observers to monitor the state governorship tribunal case .

He said , “Because any attempt by anyone or group to manipulate or buy judgment , no matter how highly placed, will be resisted with all means possible . ”

Akinlade also said he would formally write President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy , Prof. Yemi Oshibajo on the need to protect his constitutional rights.

He said he would request it from them , “as a supportive citizen who openly endorsed their candidatures and mobilised votes for them during the last Presidential election .

The statement read , “ At a strategic meeting held in Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta on the 16th of March , 2019, the governorship candidate of the Allied People ’ s Movement , Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade affirmed his resolve to challenge the March 9 th election results at the tribunal .

“ He claimed that compelling evidence available to him and his team clearly shows that the APM won the election but was rigged out.

“ He said that his team had spent the last week gathering evidence to prove this claim .

“ When reminded that he once said that he would accept the election result if he lost , Hon. Adekunle Akinlade said that in this instance , he did not lose but was rigged out.

“ Akinlade also claimed that Prince Dapo Abiodun was quoted as boasting that ‘ Federal Might’ will be deployed to undermine the tribunal judgment regardless of how credible the APM evidence is.

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