Akeredolu vs Jegede: Tribunal Picks Date To Deliver Final Judgement On Ondo Governorship Polls

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The Ondo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has revealed a date to deliver its final judgement on the outcome of the 2020 governorship polls in the state.

The tribunal revealed that it has picked Friday, April 23, 2021 to deliver its final ruling in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, against the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jegede had in his petition before the tribunal, alleged that Akeredolu’s running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa was not validly nominated by the APC.

He, therefore, wants the tribunal to declare him the winner of the October 10, 2020 election.

The three-man panel sitting in Akure and led by Justice Umar Abubakar has picked next week Friday to deliver its ruling on the matter.

Meanwhile, the crisis between Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his erstwhile deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi took a new turn on Tuesday as Akeredolu petitioned the police against Ajayi.

Akeredolu in his petition said Ajayi has refused to return government vehicles in his possession despite several entreaties for him to do so.

Akeredolu’s letter of petition, addressed to the state Police Command and signed on his behalf by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties & Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale wants the police to intervene and ensure the return of the vehicles.

The letter said Ajayi’s refusal to return the vehicles has deprived the new deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa of access to official vehicles.

It listed the vehicles still in possession of Ajayi as Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux, and Toyota Hilux.”

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