The Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, on Thursday reserved judgement on the petition looking for to upturn the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on the October 10, 2020 ballot.
The three-man panel led by Justice Umar Abubakar introduced this following the adoption of the written addresses by the events earlier than the Tribunal.
The governorship candidate of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede had within the petition filed earlier than the Tribunal challenged the end result of the final gubernatorial election within the state.
The petitioner who faulted Akeredolu’s participation on the ballot alleged that he and his deputy, Fortunate Ayedatiwa of the All Progressives Congress, APC, weren’t validly nominated.
In the meantime, the defence counsels had pleaded with the court docket to dismiss Jegede on a number of grounds.
In line with the counsel to Akeredolu and Aiyedatiwa, Akin Olujimi and that of the APC, Lateef Fagbemi, the petitioner had admitted in paragraph 12 of its petition the sponsorship of third and first respondents however didn’t show that they weren’t validly nominated.
The counsels described the petitioner’s transfer like that of the inconsistency of pleading which they stated is forbidden by the regulation.
They subsequently prayed the court docket to dismiss the petition for not being correctly instituted, including the Tribunal additionally lacks the jurisdiction to interpret part 183 of the structure as prayed for by the petitioner.
The Umar Abubakar led tribunal has due to this fact reserved judgement to a date that might be communicated to the events within the case in April 2020.
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