BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Akeredolu’s victory at the Guber polls

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The Supreme Court has affirmed the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Ondo State.

Ruling with a split decision of four-to-three, the Court on Wednesday in the majority judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, dismissed the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the grounds that it was incompetent because the petition failed to include Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, as a party.

The ruling upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal.

However, the minority judgment read by Justice Mary Peter-Odili upheld the appeal and dismissed the cross-appeal by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akeredolu and the APC.

Odili and two other members of the 7-man panel were of the view that since the APC, for which Buni acted, was a party in the case, there was no need to include him as a party.


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