BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Akeredolu’s election

Ejes Gist telegram link

The Supreme Court upheld the victory of of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Ondo State with a four-to-three decision on Wednesday.

ALSO, READ Breaking: APC chairmanship candidate shot dead by Unknown gunmen ( Photos )

The appeal by and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was dismissed by four of the seven-member panel because it was incompetent, according to Justice Emmanuel Agim’s majority judgement.

Justice Agim upheld an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that Jegede and his party filed an incompetent petition at the election tribunal because they failed to include Yobe Governor and Chairman of the APC’s Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, as a party.

ALSO, READ Main Reason President Buhari can’t seek medical attention in Nigeria – Femi Adesina.

The court upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross-appeals by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akeredolu, and the APC in a minority judgement read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili.

Since the APC, for which Buni worked, was a party in the case, Odili and two other members of the panel felt there was no need to include him as a party.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.