Ogun APC rejects Kashamu’s Senatorial election victory

The ruling All Progressives Congress in Ogun State has kicked against the electoral victory of Buruji Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party as Senator-elect for Ogun East Senatorial District.

The APC said the election was undemocratic and marred by gross irregularities.

Mr. Kashamu, a leader of the party in the south west and wanted in the United States for drug-related offence, was announced the winner of Saturday’s Senatorial election in the Ogun East Senatorial District, having defeated Dapo Abiodun of the APC and other parties candidates on the race.

On Monday, the APC held a press conference at its secretariat, at Iyana Mortuary in Abeokuta, to fault the results.
The party claimed that Mr. Buruji induced and intimidated voters and falsified results to “win” the election.

The Deputy Director General of Governor Ibikunle Amosun Campaign Organisation, Bisi Adegbuyi, while addressing journalists on behalf of the aggrieved APC, also challenged two other House of Representatives seats won by the PDP in the zone.

The PDP declared winners for the House of Representatives include: Ladi Adebutu (Remo/Sagamu Federal Constituency) and Segun Adekoya (Ogun Waterside/Ijebu-East/Ijebu North Constituency), with candidates of APC, Olayinka Ganiyu and Suleiman Ismail, coming behind them respectively.

At the press conference, the APC argued that the results announced by INEC did not reflect the wishes of the people from the Senatorial District and therefore determined to challenge it in court.

“We are particularly compelled to notify the entire world through your media of the undemocratic practices that attended the elections in Ogun East Senatorial District,” Mr. Adegbuyi declared. “The APC hereby categorically states that last Saturday election in the Ogun East Senatorial District was marred by gross irregularities, inducement and intimidation of voters, manipulation and falsification of the results.
“The results that were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission do not reflect the wishes of our people in Ogun East Senatorial District. We therefore reject the results of the National Assembly, particularly the one for the Senatorial seat and the two federal constituencies, Remo and Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside.”

The party further declared it had incontrovertible evidence of the manipulations that took place and the roles played by certain individuals at the poll.

“We want the entire world to know that the results as announced by INEC reflect predetermined, manipulated and fictitious figures forged by a rigging machinery of the PDP led by its Senatorial Candidate, Mr Buruji Kashamu,” the party said. “The APC is determined to challenge the results of the Ogun East Senatorial elections and the two House of Representatives seats within the confines of the law. We have incontrovertible evidence of the manipulations that took place and the roles played by certain individuals.


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  • Jones

    Kashamu is in trouble. A Buhari presidency will extradite him to the US to face trial. If he goes to the senate, the new senate president will appoint him a member of the foreign affairs committee, where the first assignment will be a trip to US without return. It’s over for him.

    • taewo

      I agree, the APC candidate is the senator in waiting.

    • fela

      U got it!

  • burning spear

    what election would the yorubas in APC not reject—from that of rivers state to bayelsa and akwa ibom–now its one of their sons–they say nay to for the fulanis

  • Blueband

    It doesn’t matter.There will be a bye election this year .Kashamu is looking at 30 years in Colorado Super Max.I believe he will even abscond before May 29 and not bother turning up in the senate

  • Abule Jagede

    Its a shame that the useless people of ogun state is stillfinding difficult to accept defeat even when GEJ has show a good example, APC should please stop the politics of bitterness so that we can move this nation forward.
    They are found of rejecting any result they lose

    • Jimoh Oluwafemi

      Mr. Jegede or whatever is your name should at least have a manner of approach but not by calling the good people of Ogun, useless people. Charity they say comes from ones home but i personally want to believe that u lack a good home training. Even if your entire family members were trained of feed by GEJ, it should not have to the extent of you rubbishing the whole state not even for any reason. Please be advised!!!