Ondo Election Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Petition against Akeredolu


The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the PDP against the re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for a second term in office.

The petition was filed by Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP against Mr Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Jegede challenged the victory of the ruling APC and its candidate in the Oct 10, 2020 governorship election which saw the return of Mr Akeredolu for a second term in office.

The Umar Abubakar-led three-member panel struck out the petition for lacking jurisdiction in the matter.

“Issues raised therein in this petition are settled issue of internal affairs and management of a political party on which this tribunal has no jurisdiction,” Mr Abubakar held.

Mr Abubakar, who delivered the judgment via zoom, therefore upheld the reelection of Mr Akeredolu as governor of Ondo State on October 10, 2020 governorship election.


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