JUST-IN: Suspected Thugs Invade Ogun Election Tribunal (VIDEO) | MarvelTvUpdates

Suspected political thugs on Monday besieged the governorship tribunal sitting at the Magistrate Court, Isabo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Eyewitness account said the thugs, numbering over 100, were seen with cane, and other harmful objects to allegedly scare opposition party members from accessing the court premises.

It was observed that the heavy security presence at the court as early as 7am did not deter the thugs as there were seen having a free day beating up perceived opposition party members including journalists.

The Ogun state governorship tribunal sitting is expected to determine among others, the true winner of the March 18 governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun as winner of the March 18 Gubernatorial election in Ogun State.

INEC had announced that Abiodun polled 276,298 to defeat his closest rivals Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 262,383 as well as Biyi Otegbeye of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who got 94,754 votes and who has the backing of former governor and serving APC Senator, Ibikunle Amosun.

However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ladi Adebutu are challenging the declaration of Abiodun as winner of the election.

The petitioners had prayed the tribunal to direct INEC to conduct fresh election in 99 polling units in 41 wards and 16 of the 20 local government areas of the state.

He also alleged that elections were either not held or cancelled in the polling units listed because of disruption of the exercise and over-voting.

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