Ogun Governor, Abiodun, In Another Forgery Allegation - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Ogun Governor, Abiodun, In Another Forgery Allegation

Governor Abiodun
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Despite crushing his opponents at the election petition tribunal and the Appeal Court, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has been fingered in a fresh forgery allegation.

The State’s Labour Party accused Abiodun and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC of “cooking up a fake letter of disqualification purportedly from the Independent National Elecroral Commission, INEC, with the view to undermining Labour Party pleadings before the highest court.”

According to the State’s LP Chairman Abayomi Arabambi, Abiodun allegedly wrote a letter indicating that INEC, before the 2019 governorship election, sent a disqualification letter to the LP for its failure to nominate a deputy governorship candidate.

In a letter of disqualification sighted by THE ENCOUNTER NEWS, Arabambi denied receiving such correspondence from INEC.

He challenged Abiodun to “produce the purported acknowledged letter from INEC before the Supreme court”.

“The LP will not be blackmailed, hoodwinked or intimidated by any individual, group of persons or institution,” said the party Chairman in the statement.

“To suddenly manufacture such is not only laughable but criminal. Forgery is a serious offence under our criminal justice system," he added.

The guber candidate of the LP, Modupeola Sanyaolu has proceeded to the apex court on Friday, asking the court to  dismissal Abiodun’s victory on the ground that his election was null and void.
The purported disqualification letter
An appeal court in Ibadan had dismissed the LP suit against the earlier tribunal judgement upholding Abiodun’s victory.

The governor is yet to respond officially to the fresh forgery allegation.

Meanwhile, a source familiar with the development claimed that, the governor was caught up in the trap in an attempt to settle out of court with the petitioner, Labour Party to discontinue its appeal at the Supreme Court.

According to an impeccable source, the governor in a telephone discussion with the national chairman of the Labour Party had promised the sum of N100million to settle the petitioner, but some political-tribal allies of Governor Abiodun prevented him from negotiating with the petitioner.

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