Governor of Ondo: PDP and Jegede head Supreme Court as Court of Appeals confirms choice of Akeredolu


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state has said it will appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeals that dismissed the petition against Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s declaration as governor of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by Kennedy Peretei, the State Advertising Secretary and made available to journalists in Akure on Wednesday.

Let us remember that the party and its candidate in the elections for governor of October 10, 2020, Eyitayo Jegede, had approached the Court of Appeals to cancel the election of Akeredolu.

However, the appeals court said in a unanimous ruling on Wednesday that the request of the PDP and its candidate was without merit.

At the conclusion of her main trial, Hon. Judge Theresa Orji-Abadua revealed that the appeal was dismissed and partially allowed.

“For the common man of the street, the sentence was not conclusive and we must approach the Supreme Court so that it helps the Court of Appeals to conclude the sentence,” reads part of the statement.

“The core of the Eyitayo Jegede / PDP petition was whether a serious violation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) should be allowed to continue.

“Although the Court of Appeal recognized that it was a violation of the Constitution, it went ahead and dismissed the appeal.

“We are still studying the details of the sentence by virtue of the fact that it was issued through Zoom. But we have good cause to appeal the court’s decision.

“We trust that the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country, will do justice,” he said.

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