Adebutu accused IGP for not investigaes against Abiodun on vote buying, election violence - The People's Voice


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Adebutu accused IGP for not investigaes against Abiodun on vote buying, election violence

By Mercy James, Abeokuta

The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Ladi Adebutu, has accused the police of covering up investigation into allegations of vote buying and electoral violence against Governor Dapo Abiodun and the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the March 18 governorship election.

Adebutu said, his party had six weeks ago written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, demanding the investigation of Abiodun and the APC over allegations of vote buying, electoral violence and voters’ intimidation during the election.

Adebutu who spoke through the Media Director of his campaign organisation, Afolabi Orekoya in Abeokuta, on Wednesday accused Abiodun and APC of using the police to subvert justice by intimidating and harassing him.

He accused Abiodun and the APC of using State fund to induce voters and thugs to disrupt elections in serveral parts of the State.

Adebutu said, “We have petitioned the Nigerian Police for the past six weeks, but we are surprise why the police has not opened up an investigation into our petition against Abiodun and the APC on the votes bought by them.

“It is everywhere in the media that Governor Dapo Abiodun induced voters with tax payers’ money.

“This is why they are covering up all the shenanigans and they have not allowed the police to do their job.

“We are calling on the IGP to please in the interest of the good people of Ogun State allow this petition to see the light of the day, they should not cover it up, they should not suppress it.

“We know all the moves the Governor have been making to ensure that all these investigations are not being carried out.

“We are appealing to the IGP to speedily allow thorough investigation into how Dapo Abiodun used tax payers’ money to buy votes in Ogun State”.

Reacting to the suit against him at the High Court over alleged voting buying, Adebutu insisted that he was neither invited by the police nor served any court document regarding the suit.

He described the suit as an abuse of court process and a plot by Abiodun and the APC to distract the Tribunal from doing its job.

He debunked the report that he travelled out of the country to evade police arrest, saying he travelled on 25th April for usual medical routine check-up after the election.

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