May 17, 2021

Ondo: PDP Heads To Appeal Court, Says Election Petition Tribunal Not The Final Bus Stop

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement on Tuesday signed by its state publicity secretary, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei said the governorship election petition tribunal is not a final bus stop. This was released reacting to the tribunal ruling which dismissed the petition filed by its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede against the election victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

It revealed the party’s intention to head to the Appeal Court to challenge the virtual ruling delivered by the Ondo State governorship elections tribunal on Tuesday.

It will be recalled that the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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

Reacting to the development, the Ondo State PDP said: “It is important to stress that, in its wisdom, the tribunal admitted that issues raised by the petitioners were sufficient for consideration but constitutional, which the tribunal is not in a position to do justice to.”
While appealing to all party faithful across the state to be steadfast and remain calm in the present circumstance, assured of victory in the long run.

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