Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Ondo: Tribunal Dismisses Jegede's Petition, Affirms Akeredolu's Victory


Tribunal dismisses Eyitayo Jegede's petition against the election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in the 2020 Governorship election held in the State

The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure, on Tuesday, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, against the winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu.

Justice Umar Abubakar led Tribunal struck out the petition for want of jurisdiction.

The Justice Umar Abubakar led three-man panel ruled that; “issue raised therein in this petition are settled, issue of internal affairs and management of a political party which this Tribunal has no jurisdiction.”

Jegede had challenged the re-election of Akeredolu for a second term in office in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

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