Thursday August 11, 2022 12:27 AM

Lucky Akeredolu floors Jegede with 4-3 divided judgements at Supreme Court

The apex court, the Supreme Court hss upheld the re-election of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State.

The victory was affirmed by  four of the seven justices of the Supreme Court that heard the case.

Three other justices disagreed with the majority judgement, insisting that Akeredolu’s candidacy in that election should be nullified.

The minority judgement held the view that the appeal has merit and ought not to be struck out by the appeal court.

Akeredolu contested on the platform of Progressives Congress (APC) in October 10, 2020, Governorship election in Ondo State.

Eyitayo Jegede had earlier approached the appeal court to challenge the candidacy of Akeredolu,

The PDP’s candidate insisted that  that his nomination form was signed by a sitting Governor Mai Buni who doubles as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

He based it on the constitutional provision which forbids sitting Governors from holding executive positions outside their position as governors.

He urged  the court to invalidate Akeredolu’s candidacy, but the Court of Appeal struck out the appeal for lack of merit.

At the Supreme Court,  majority judgement backed the decision of the appeal court, Cjanne

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