Ondo Tribunal Judgment: We are sure of victory at Appellate Court – PDP

April 20, 2021

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The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Ondo State and its Candidate at the October 20, 2020 Governorship Elections, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, have vowed to appeal the judgement of the Ondo State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal delivered today (Tuesday) which upheld the election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Starnews Nigeria had reported that the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure 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).

The tribunal ruled that Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy Lucky Aiyedatiwa were duly nominated and sponsored by the APC in line with section 177 of the constitution and section 31 of the Electoral Act.

In a statement issued by Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, the State Publicity Secretary of PDP in Ondo State, the Party assured its teeming members of victory at the appellate court.

“It is important to stress that, in its wisdom, the Tribunal admitted that issues raised by the petitioners were sufficient for consideration but Constitutional, which the Tribunal is not in a position to do justice to. The interpretation of the Constitution is a role reserved exclusively for the highest Court in the land- the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

“The Constitution of every country is the document that regulates actions and behaviour of her citizens. Therefore, we believe that nobody can flagrantly trample on the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) and escape with the excuse that the Tribunal has no jurisdiction.”

“The PDP is convinced that we have a strong case for which we shall be vindicated at the end of the day.”

“We wish to appeal to all our party faithful to be steadfast and remain calm in the present circumstance, as we are sure of victory in the long run,” the statement said.

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