Tribunal: Jegede should join me to develop Ondo state – Akeredolu
By Omomayowa Kehinde
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has asked the governorship candidate in the 2020 election, Eyitayo Jegede to drop the idea going to court to challenge his victory in the election.
Akeredolu reacting to the judgement of Election Petitions Tribunal in Akure on Tuesday said the verdict was a true reflection of people votes on his victory last year.
Akeredolu said “They have said that the Deputy Governor and I were duly returned as Deputy and governor of the state.
So, I must use this opportunity to thank the people of this state for the confidence they reposed in us. The people have spoken and they cannot be wrong.
The result is there for all of us to see. It is a victory for all time and it has never happened in this state before, but we thank God for this victory.
We thank God for the judgment of the tribunal. And I want to thank my brother, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), not just a brother but also my learned brother.
He is somebody I respect a lot and he knows that; I see him as a friend. I want to call on him and implore him, let us join hands together, there is no need for litigation.
I don’t see anything in it, let us come together, let us all join hands together to build this state together.
There is room for many and more, and I believe that we can join hands together and work together to build the state.
He loves the state and I don’t have doubt about it as a gentle man par excellence.
I don’t see this as any victory: no victor, no vanquished, it is just for us as contestants. Just like a game: you win some, you lose some; you can’t win them all. We thank God today that we are victorious.
It was not just a victory, it was a double victory. We had people who went to court, about seven political parties against us at the Federal High Court, the case too was dismissed.
There is no other thing, all I can say to you is that it is not me, it is not us; it is God, I give God all the glory. To God be the glory.”