Just In: Ondo Election Tribunal affirms re-election of Rotimi Akeredolu

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The re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu last October has been re-affirmed by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure.

The tribunal gave the verdict today, Tuesday April 20

Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP and his party had approached the tribunal, asking that he should be declared winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state, in which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), returned Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC for a second term as governor of Ondo state.

He won 292,830 votes, while the runner-up, Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP trailed with 195,791.

In the two hours judgment, the chairman of the tribunal , Justice Abubakar Umar however struck out Jegede’s petition for lack of Jurisdiction.

According to the tribunal, “Issue raised therein in this petition are settled issue of internal affairs and Management of a political party which this Tribunal has no Jurisdiction”.

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