he Akinlade Mandate Group (AMG) on Wednesday lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Ogun governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun.
A statement by Adeolu Adekoya, its Publicity Secretary, accused them of deliberately stalling the suit challenging their victory in court.
“We have observed that Prince Dapo Abiodun and the APC are trying to halt a process constitutionally applicable for us to fight our case via the tribunal and the judicial system”, it read.
“They have deliberately avoided appearing at the tribunal twice (1st and 9th April, 2019), feigning ignorance and giving excuses not to appear at both times.
“Our very simple question is: If the party and their candidate are already not jittery and busy looking for means to cover up their misdeeds; if their acclaimed victory is gotten through a free and fair election process, why not allow the proceedings at the tribunal go on smoothly?
“We shall not be discouraged by such flimsy acts, but instead stand our grounds to ensure that justice is done and at the appropriate time too.
“The next sitting of the tribunal has been scheduled for Monday, 15th April, 2019. We shall be willing to have the answers to our questions.
“We restate our commitment to continually take all necessary steps as well as monitor all processes and proceedings to ensure that the mandate freely given to Hon Adekunle Akinlade of the APM by the good people of Ogun State in the last Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections through the ballot is gotten back,” they added.