Ondo Tribunal To Pass Judgment On Akeredolu’s Election Via Zoom

The three man-panel of the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure, has shifted to Tuesday to deliver judgment in the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, against the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in last year’s governorship election.

Notice for the shift in date was sent to parties in the suit on Monday night.

The tribunal had fixed judgment for Wednesday but later rescheduled its judgment earlier slated for Wednesday April 21 today, for reasons yet to be explained.

The judgment will be delivered via zoom because of the ongoing strike by judiciary workers.

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, had filed a petition asking the court to nullify Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s victory because he was not validly nominated by the All Progressives Congress on whose platform he contested the poll.

A notice sent to the parties involved in the case on Monday evening by the secretary of the tribunal, says today’s tribunal judgment would be passed through the zoom and not in a regular court.

The notice read, “Take notice that judgment in petition NO: EPT/AK/GOV/1/2020 between Eyitayo Olayinka Jegede, SAN and INEC & 3ORS which was earlier fixed for 21st April 2021 has been re-scheduled to tomorrow being 20th April 2021 by 10am prompt through zoom. You can join us through the below Details. Id No: 7895674390. PASSWORD: blessing. Please dress formally.”

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