20th May, 2011
Mr. Segun Adewale a.k.a Aeroland, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives candidate representing Alimosho Federal Constituency in the last general elections, has said that he would challenge the outcome of the April general election that gave the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, candidate victory at the election tribunal.
Aeroland as his popularly known stated this at a press conference held at Ikeja, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, recently.
He said: “My party, PDP, myself and the good people of Alimosho that have given me their mandate to represent them at the House of Representatives have finally sought the intervention of election petition tribunal to seek redress after we were brazenly robbed of our victory on April 2011.
“The petition filed on 29 April, 2011 is seeking to prove that ACN did not win the election and that my party should have been declared the true winner of the election based on the valid votes.”
Adewale accused INEC of not obeying the court order by providing the photocopy of the electoral document used during the election 10 days after the court gave the order. The document includes EC1A, tender vote list, EC17, oath/affirmation of neutrality, EC25B, electoral materials receipt, EC40A, ballot paper account and verification statement, EC40B, statemate of invalid, rejected cancelled ballot papers, EC40C, statement of unused and spoilt ballot papers, EC40F and tendered ballot statement.
Others are EC50A, envelop for rejected, spoilt and unused ballot papers, EC50D, envelop for ballot paper account and verification, envelop for counterfoils of used ballot papers, envelop for used ballot papers, voter’s register, ballot distribution list and several others.
He added that the electoral umpire also failed to allow the inspection of the documents as ordered by the court.
He, however, siad that he would not accept any form of election re-run, but that the mandate allegedly stolen be returned to him. “I have faith in the election tribunal to return my stolen mandate,” he stated.