Politics

Ondo Election :Jegede Drags Akeredolu Before The Tribunal

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has filed petition at the tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Governor Akeredolu won in 15 out of the 18 local government areas to lead Jegede with a wide margin at the polls.

Other defendants in the petition are; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the All Progressives Congress and the Deputy Govenor- elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Among the grounds on which the election is being challenged include; that it was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.

Jegede also faulted the emergence of Akeredolu during Party’s primaries.

He is also asking the tribunal to declare him winner of the election.

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