JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Akeredolu As Ondo Governor

The Supreme Court has affirmed Rotimi Akeredolu because the duly elected governor of Ondo State.

In a judgment delivered on Wednesday, the courtroom dismissed the enchantment filed by Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akeredolu because the winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election, having polled a complete of 292,830 votes to defeat Jegede, who secured 195,791 votes.

However, Jegede approached the tribunal to problem the governor’s reelection.

The PDP candidate had advised the tribunal that the election was marred by “irregularities, violence and intimidation of eligible voters.”

He additionally submitted that Akeredolu and Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governorship candidate, weren’t duly nominated by their get together, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But in a judgment delivered on April 20, the tribunal dismissed Jegede’s petition.

“The issue raised therein in this petition are settled issues of internal affairs and management of a political party which this tribunal has no jurisdiction,” the tribunal had dominated.

The Court of Appeal on June 16 additionally dismissed Jegede’s enchantment.

Onyechi Ikpeazu, counsel to the PDP candidate, had approached the appellate courtroom saying Akeredolu’s nomination by his get together was unconstitutional.

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JUST IN: Supreme Court Affirms Akeredolu As Ondo Governor

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