Appeal Court Affirms Abiodun as Duly Elected Governor

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

The majority judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ladi Adebutu, in the 2023 governorship election.

Meanwhile, the minority judgment delivered by Justice Jane Esienanwan Inyang allowed the appeal and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

Reacting, Abiodun on his ‘X’ handle welcomed the ruling, noting that he remained committed to the advancement and socio-economic 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.”