Ondo Election: Supreme Court May Determine Akeredolu, Jegede’s Fate Today

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja will today Wednesday, July 28, consider the prayer of candidate of the PDP in the October 10, 2020 Governorship election in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede.

The PointNews reports that Jegede is seeking to nullify the nomination of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC by the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, who is the Acting National Chairman of the party.

Jegede is relying on the constitutional proviso which forbids sitting Governors from holding executive positions outside their statutory position as Governor.

A source who is in the know about the development at the Supreme Court, disclosed that the Apex Court may also rule on the case today.

Recall that the Appellate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State Capital on June 16 dismissed the appeal sought by Jegede, for lacking in merit. Although the Court led by Hon. Justice Theresa Orji-Abadua said the case is partially allowed and partially disallowed.

The defendants – Akeredolu; his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the APC had told the Appellate Court that the prayer of the plaintiff is a preelection matter and that the lower tribunal has no jurisdiction in the first place to hear the case. The Appeal Court ruled against them.

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