Ondo Guber: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede Case
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The court of appeal in Akure has reserved judgement in the appeal of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, in the October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo state.
A three-man panel led by justice Theresa Ngolika Orji-Abadua gave the ruling after Jegede’s counsel, Oyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, argued that Governor Akeredolu should be sacked because he was “not properly nominated” by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Counsel to Akeredolu, APC and INEC, Akin Olujimi, Lateef and Charles Edosanmwon, however, faulted all the arguments of Jegede’s counsel, saying the case was a pre-election matter.
The court is on a recess and will the hear the cross-appeals of Akeredolu, APC and INEC when it resumes.
Akeredolu of All Progressive Congress (APC) defeated Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties candidates in last year governorship election in the state after he won 12 out of 18 local government of the state.