A group wants to arrest Adebutu for alleged electoral fraud

Oladipupo Adebutu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the state’s governorship election on March 18, 2023, and his allies have been accused of engaging in alleged electoral fraud, according to the Centre for Grassroots Development and Crime Prevention, a civil society organisation. Continue Reading>>>>

The organisation called on the relevant authorities to address the violation and bring the offenders up against the full force of the law in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Taiwo Salako. The organisation claimed that the scale of electoral fraud committed by Adebutu and his party, the PDP, during the election was unprecedented in the state.

It emphasised that Adebutu and his accomplices in the atrocities must face prosecution after defiling the political climate of the state and flagrantly disobeying the Electoral Act and other laws in order to serve as a warning to others who harbour the same attitude of electoral rascality. Continue Reading>>>>

The PDP candidate, according to the statement, had been evading arrest and prosecution on purpose ever since the crime was committed and subsequently disclosed, which motivated his current international vacation.

The organisation consequently demanded his quick arrest, maybe with INTERPOL’s assistance, stressing that justice in such a case must not be delayed in any manner due to its negative effects on the populace and the integrity of Nigeria’s democratic process.

It continued by saying that Adebutu’s violation of electoral law during the state’s gubernatorial election without resorting to electoral law posed a serious threat to democracy not just in Ogun but also in all of Nigeria.

In part, the statement reads: “It is deeply regrettable and virtually incomprehensible that someone like Oladipupo Adebutu is still roaming the streets as a free man after committing such heinous act of that magnitude during the gubernatorial election in Ogun State, in which the political environment of the state was severely degraded.

“Adebutu, by his action, had set a very bad precedent of broad day electoral fraud with impunity unless he is being prosecuted and made to face justice as a way of passing a strong message to politicians who are too desperate to get into power through the back door and for selfish political interest,” said a statement from the statement.

 

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