Ondo election: Jegede heads to tribunal, challenges Akeredolu’s victory


The last must not have been heard concerning the October 10 governorship election conducted in Ondo State, in which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared All Progressives Congress candidate, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu winner.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in that contest, Eyitayo Jegede has reportedly headed to the Elections Tribunal to challenge the results of the election.

The spokesman of Eyitayo Jegede campaign Organisation, Gbenga Akinmoyo confirmed this to journalists in Akure.

Those joined in the petition by petitioner are the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress and the deputy govenor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Jegede is said to be challenging the election on the grounds that the election “was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.”

In the election, recall that Akeredolu polled 292,830 votes to beat Jegede who polled 195,791 votes and the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Agboola Ajayi who came a distant third with 69,217 votes.






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