Ondo Election: Appeal Court Declares Eyitayo Jegede PDP Candidate


A final verdict has been given by the appeal court, declaring Mr Eyitayo Jegede, as the People Democratic Party’s (PDP) political candidate for the Ondo governorship election holding on November 26, 2016.

In a lead judgement by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, he confirmed that the lower court erred when it replaced Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim.

The justice nullified the proceedings of October 14, when Justice Abang ruled in favour of Ibrahim.

He has also nullified the primary election that produced Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as “illegal contraption.

This is coming 24 hours after the supreme court, gave the Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led panel of the court of appeal the go ahead to deliver its judgment on the tussle between Mr Jimoh Ibrahim and Mr Eyitayo Jegede, (SAN), for the Ondo state governorship candidate of the PDP.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), recently dropped Jegede and published the name of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate, forcing Jegede to head to the court of appeal to retrieve his ticket.

A wild jubilation has erupted in major cities and towns in reaction to the judgement.

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