Ogun tribunal: Adebutu’s witnesses over 70


Adesina Oladele Sakiru, a civil servant from Makun, Sagamu, was among the witnesses called by Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to testify against Governor Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Ogun State governorship election petition tribunal.

Sakiru, a PDP polling agent in Makun, testified before the tribunal on Wednesday that the election at his polling unit was disrupted by thugs.

“We had to run for our lives,” he claimed.

Also, a fish farmer, Akintunde Akinsanya, from the same Makun, said during cross-examination that he was not a PDP member but voted for Adebutu during the March 18 election.

Akinsanya stated that he volunteered to testify in court “because my vote did not count when the election was disrupted.”


Similarly, Akeem Awotunbo from Iperu in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State and Omobolanle Shittu from Sagamu told the tribunal that votes were cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the disruption.

Meanwhile, counsel to the petitioners, Gordy Uche, said his clients had brought over 70 witnesses before the Ogun tribunal, a feat he described as commendable and uncommon.

Newspot reports that all the witnesses called so far have affirmed that votes were cancelled in their polling units.

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