CPC challenges Mimiko’s victory

Governor Olusegun Mimiko

CPC’s gubernatorial candidate has challenged Mr. Mimiko’s victory in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State.

The Congress for Progressive Change, the CPC, has joined the list of political parties opposed to the election that produced Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party as governor in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State.

The CPC candidate, Olusoji Ehinlanwo, and his running mate, Damilola Oluyemi, have filed a petition at the election petition tribunal against the declaration of Mr. Mimiko as winner of the poll.

The CPC’s petition is the fifth filed by candidates of different political parties that contested the election won by the incumbent.

The petition, filed on their behalf by Segun Ogodo at the State Election Tribunal, had as respondents, Mr. Mimiko; the Independent National Electoral Commission; the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Akin Orebiyi; and the Returning Officer, Biyi Daramola.

The petitioners claimed that they possess overwhelming evidence that there was massive violation of the electoral act and irregularities in respect of the election which would not make them to accept its outcome.

The CPC candidate is asking the tribunal to correct the irregularity and declare the poll result as null and void in view of the obvious flaws in the process.

The party said its position is “not just a fight to liberate our state from an unpopular government, but also a struggle to guarantee a brighter future for our children.”

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