Supreme Court Affirms Akeredolu As Ondo Governor

Supreme Court has upholds the election victory of Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the October 10, 2020 Governorship election.

In a judgment, the court dismissed the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akeredolu as the winner of the governorship election, having polled a total of 292,830 votes to defeat Jegede, who secured 195,791 votes, but Jegede approached the tribunal to challenge the governor’s re-election saying the election was marred by “irregularities, violence and intimidation of eligible voters.

He also submitted that Akeredolu and Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governorship candidate, were not duly nominated by their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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

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