The Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has delivered its judgment on the petition filed by the candidate of PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, against APC candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The Tribunal in its ruling on Tuesday dismissed the petition for lack of merit and declared Governor Akeredolu of the ruling All Progressive Congress as the winner of the keenly contested governorship election.
In his petition, Eyitayo Jegede of PDP had challenged the victory of Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state, praying to be declared the winner of the election.
However, in its judgment on Tuesday, the chairman of the three-man panel led by Justice Umar Abubakar, dismissed the petition for what it termed lack of merit and want of Judgment.
Justice Umar Abubakar added that the issue raised by Eyitayo Jegede in his petition are settled issues of internal affairs and management of political party adding that the Tribunal has no jurisdiction on such issues.
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