On October 10, 2020, the Supreme Court validated Rotimi Akeredolu’s re-election as Governor of Ondo State.

In a ruling issued today, July 28, the Supreme Court upheld Akeredolu’s re-election.

In the majority judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, four of the seven-member panel dismissed the appeal by Eyitayo Jegede and his party.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the grounds that it was incompetent. Justice Agim upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal, that the petition filed by Jegede and his party at the election tribunal was incompetent because they failed to include Yobe Governor and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni as a party.

In the minority judgment read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, the court upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross-appeal by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akeredolu, and the APC.

Source: Mcmnt.com