Breaking: Jegede heads for Tribunal over Akeredolu’s reelection

By: Ade Adeleke

Exactly 19 days after after he suffered a defeat, the Govenorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the October 10 election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has headed for the state Election petition tribunal to challenge the victory of Govenor Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC.

Joined in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress and the Deputy Govenor- elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN, is the lead counsel for the Governorship candidate of the PDP.

Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds.

That the election was married by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.

Jegede also faulted the emergence of Akeredolu during Party’s primaries.

Jegede said “In the last 19 days I have been silent, today we break that silence in obedience to the provisions of our laws.

“We commence a challenge against the declaration and return made by INEC in respect of the Ondo State Governorship election of 10th October, 2020.

“By this process, let our people again begin to hope for a better future to the glory of God. God bless Ondo State. Eyi N’ise Oluwa,” Jegede said.

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