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Ondo election tribunal dismisses PDP candidate petition against Akeredolu

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The Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jegede had challenged the victory of the ruling APC and its candidate in the October 10, 2020 governorship election which saw the re-election of Governor Akeredolu for a second term in office.

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The chairman of the three-member panel Justice Umar Abubakar while delivering judgment in Akure struck out the petition of Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP for want of Jurisdiction.

“Issue raised therein in this petition are settled issue of internal affairs and management of a political party which this Tribunal has no jurisdiction,” the tribunal ruled.

 

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