Supreme Court upholds Akeredolu’s election




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With a split decision of four-to-three, the Supreme on Wednesday upheld the victory of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Ondo State.


In the majority judgment delivered by Justice Agim, four of the seven-member panel, dismissed the appeal by Eyitayo Jegede and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the grounds that it was incompetent.


Justice Agim upheld an earlier judgment of the of Appeal, that the filed by Jegede and his party at the election tribunal was incompetent because they failed to include Governor and Chairman of ther Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni as a party.

In the minority judgment read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, the upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross appeal by the Independent National Commission (INEC), Akeredolu and the APC.


Odili and two other members of the panel were of the view that since the APC, for which Buni acted, was a party in the case, there was no to include him as a party.

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