The Peoples Democratic Social gathering candidate within the October 10 Ondo State governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has informed the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure that Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC was not validly nominated by his get together.
Jegede who was within the witness field for over an hour to defend his petition earlier than the Tribunal mentioned the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, as a sitting governor was not imagined to perform because the Caretaker Chairman of the APC.
Jegede started his defence by tendering some paperwork in respect of the October ballot by his lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu, which had been admitted by the Tribunal regardless of objection from the defendants’ counsel.
Whereas being cross-examined by counsel to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi, Jegede agreed that he was not a member of the APC nor conscious of any court docket choice difficult the get together’s NEC decision which empowered the Mai Bala Buni led caretaker committee to appoint candidates.
Whereas additionally being cross-examined by counsel to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the Deputy Governor-elect, Fortunate Aiyedatiwa, Akin Olujimi, Jegede admitted that he was not a maker of the paperwork, together with the APC structure which he tendered earlier than the Tribunal.
Whereas Jegede’s counsel declined an interview with journalists, different attorneys expressed satisfaction with the formal graduation of the listening to.
The Tribunal subsequently adjourned sitting until Wednesday.
Ondo Election Tribunal: APC didn’t nominate Akeredolu validly – Jegede