The All Progressives Congress in Ogun State has called on the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, in the March 18 governorship election, Oladipupo Adebutu, to submit himself to security agencies over the allegations of electoral fraud against him.
This is in reaction to a statement in the media credited to Adebutu, where he raised issues concerning the election in the state, including the involvement of a former governor Gbenga Daniel.
The PUNCH reported that in a statement on Friday by the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Olusola Blessed, the party said the statement issued by Adebutu was laced with intent to change the real narrative.
The statement partly read, “The most pertinent among issues raised by Adebutu in his treatise is that of acceptability and popularity of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
“The salient question to ask Adebutu is this: If as he claimed governor Dapo Abiodun was not popular and couldn’t have won the March 18 poll, why did Adebutu and his accomplices resort to broad-day rigging?
“A popular candidate would only have carefully monitored his votes like Governor Dapo Abiodun did and not stoop so low as to go the way of criminality, audaciously breaching the sanctity of the electoral process like Adebutu and the PDP did.
“Finally, if Adebutu is the man he claims to be, he should summon the courage to come back home and submit himself to the security agencies for prosecution. This is not the time for him to give false hope to his gullible followers.”
The statement added that Ogun State citizens were solidly behind their governor, and were very optimistic that the stolen votes would soon be retrieved by the tribunal.