#NigeriaDecides2019: Oyo APC Petitions INEC Over Ajimobi’s Defeat
Oyo state’s Governor Abiola Ajimobi is not ready to go down without a fight.
The ruling APC has petitioned INEC over what it described as anomalies that led to Ajimobi’s defeat in his bid to return to the Senate.
A petition attached with a police report has been delivered to the registry department of the electoral umpire.
The document was delivered by the Oyo State APC Director of Research and Strategy, Dr Azeez Olatunde at about 12:30, Monday.
According to sources, the document had earlier been brought to the commission’s office on Sunday when the party got winds of some anomalies in some voting areas in the district but was not collected and told to be represented on Monday.
Olatunde who was upbeat about the result noted his party did
not lose the election but were robbed of victory.
He said political thugs were used to unleash mayhem on party supporters in some parts of the state which led to the death of a young boy.
Dr Kola Balogun of the PDP was declared winner by the returning officer, Professor Wole Akinsola after polling 105,720 votes.
Ajimobi (APC), incumbent Senator Adesoji Akanbi and Dr Fola Akinosun (ADP), polled; 92, 218; 49, 437; and 13, 149 respectively.
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