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Akeredolu alleges fraud, testifies at election petition tribunal

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Ondo State governorship election which held last year, Tuesday was in the witness box in his quest to convince the election petition tribunal that the poll was marred with massive irregularities.

Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who was a member of the legal team that retrieved the mandate of his main opponent in the last exercise, incumbent governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, at the litigation over the April 14, 2007 election, is also a petitioner in the instant case as the candidate of the ACN in the election. Akeredolu who appeared as one of the 41 witnesses presented by him (petitioner) and that of his party pointed out exhibit P52A, P1H12, P16G12 which included that of voters register and insisted that the election was marred which fraud.

He made reference in respect of Isowopo, Akoko 01, Ward 08, Unit 12, and stated that the irregularities discovered were perpetrated in all units in the state. The frontline lawyer said that his case and that of his party was very clear but the tribunal must and could only understand the case by going through the exhibit and relate it with the findings of the experts, noting that both must be connected.

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