Court Dismisses PDP Petition Against Ondo Governor

Ondo election: Court dismisses suit against Akeredolu's victory - Daily  Post Nigeria

Moses Ofodeme

It was another victory for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State as the Ondo State Election petitions tribunal on Tuesday, April 20, dismissed a petition filed by the PDP against his re-election for a second term in office.

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

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

The Justice 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,” Abubakar held.

Abubakar, who delivered the judgment via zoom, therefore upheld the reelection of Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State in Oct. 10, 2020 governorship election.

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