Ondo 2020: I have put Jegede’s Frivolous petition behind me – Akeredolu
THE REMARKS OF ONDO STATE GOVERNOR, ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU, SAN, ON 28TH, JULY 2021, SHORTLY AFTER THE SUPREME COURT AFFIRMED HIS VICTORY ON THE ELECTION PETITION FILED BY HIS MAIN CHALLENGER, EYITAYO JEGEDE, IN THE 20TH OCTOBER, 2020, ONDO STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION
We just got the news of the final decision of the final court on the election petition filed by my brother, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN. As you all have heard, the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal on four to three basis.
And that in essence is that, from the Tribunal up to the Supreme Court,the Justices have affirmed that the petition was most frivolous. In that, as you know, twelve justices affirmed in our favour and only three supported that petition.
Twelve Justices affirmed in our favour: three at the Tribunal, five at the Court of Appeal and four at the Supreme Court. So, I have every reason to thank God and appreciate our judiciary for standing by the truth and for not yielding to any influence.
I believe that we can still be proud of our Judiciary in this country. For me, it is an opportunity again for us to get on board and do more work, and for me the glory of this victory of this Election Petition success, is to God Almighty.
And I want to thank the legal team that represented us. We have so many Senior Advocates of Nigeria in the team but I will probably mention a few of them. I want to thank the INEC Team led by Charles Edosomwan, SAN.
We thank also the APC Team led by Lateef Fagbemi, SAN and others including Sola Oke, SAN. I want to thank my team , there are so many SANs,led by Chief Akinlolu Olujimi for their wonderful work.
I think that we have to put this behind now and get to work.
Thank you all .