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Akeredolu Wins Jegede at Election Petition Tribunal

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Akeredolu Wins Jegede at Election Petition Tribunal

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has defeated his challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP at the election petition tribunal.

Jegede had approached the tribunal, asking that he should be declared winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

But the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, returned Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC for a second term as governor of the state.

The chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Umar Abubakar while delivering the judgement in Akure struck out the petition of Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP for want of Jurisdiction.

According to him “Issue raised therein in this petition are settled the issue of internal affairs and management of a political party which this Tribunal has no jurisdiction.”