On Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu victory as Governor of Ondo State after four of the seven justices of the Supreme Court that heard the case upheld his candidacy in the October 10, 2020 election in the state.
While the other three justices disagreed with the majority judgement, insisting that Akeredolu’s candidacy in that election is a nullity.
Rotimi was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in October 10, 2020, Governorship election in Ondo State.
The People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede had initially approached the appeal court to challenge the candidacy of Akeredolu, insisting that his nomination form was signed by a sitting Governor Mai Buni who doubles as the Acting National Chairman of the party.
They prayed the court to nullify Akeredolu’s candidacy, but the Court of Appeal in Akure, Ondo State capital, on June 16, struck out the appeal for lack of merit.
At the Supreme Court, the outcome was the same for the PDP as the majority judgement backed the decision of the appeal court.