Ondo Tribunal Throws Out PDP Petition Against Akeredolu

The Ondo Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure has thrown out the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in last year’s governorship election.

PDP Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, had filed the petition seeking to be declared winner of the election.

He argued that Governor Akeredolu was not properly nominated by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Delivering verdict via zoom, the Tribunal head, Justice Abubakar Umar struck out the petition for want of jurisdiction.

Justice Umar, pointed out that Jegede has no justification to interfere in the internal affairs of the APC.

Justice Umar said: “Issue raised therein in this petition are settled issue of internal affairs and Management of a political party which this Tribunal has no Jurisdiction”.

He dismissed the petition for lacking in merit.

The tribunal declared Akeredolu and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, as duly elected in the October 10 governorship election.

Reacting to the judgement, Governor Akeredolu urged Jegede to join him in developing the state, saying there was no need for further litigations.

He also hailed Ondo residents for the confidence reposed in his administration.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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