Ondo Poll: Appeal Court Upholds Akeredolu’s Victory

Ondo Poll: Appeal Court Upholds Akeredolu Victory
Rotimi Akeredolu

The election of Rotimi Akeredolu as the Governor of Ondo State has been upheld by the Appeal Court.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election in the state, Eyitayo Jegede.

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The state election petition tribunal had earlier stricken out the petition of the PDP candidate for lack of merit but Jegede approached the appellate court to challenge the verdict of the tribunal.

The appeal court, having examined the seven grounds of appeal tabled by the appellant, dismissed the appeal, saying it lacked merit