By Christian George
The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu has raised alarm over threat to his life as he pursues election petition tribunal.
He disclosed this while addressing a conference of political parties in Abeokuta yesterday, adding that he was warned to be more careful wherever he goes.
He said that despite threats to his life, he is not afraid of reclaiming the people’s mandate that belongs to PDP.
He said: “I’ve been warned that I should mind myself wherever I go, that I should not go to crowded areas because, maybe one day I will be killed.
“The truth of the matter is that it is a PDP mandate. I don’t pray to die, but it is a PDP mandate and it is the people’s mandate. I am sure it will be easy to reclaim even if they kill me.”
It could be recalled that in Ogun State, Independent National Electoral Commission had declared that Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress won the March 18 gubernatorial election after scoring 276,298 votes.
Daily Post, in it’s report, has it that the PDP said the electoral umpire made the declaration in error as it failed to take into account the number of cancelled votes, which they said are more than 40,000.
Adebutu, unsatisfied with the election, led his supporters in a peaceful protest to the INEC office in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, asking the commission to review the process.