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Ondo poll: Tribunal grants substituted service on Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has granted ex-parte movement filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede for substituted technique of service on Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Umaru Abubakar granted the order on the tribunal’s inaugural sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Jegede had filed a petition on the Tribunal difficult the result of the October 10 governorship election, which was gained by Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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The PDP candidate is in search of the nullification of Akeredolu’s victory on 4 grounds.

In response to Jegede, the election was marred by irregularities, pockets of violence and intimidation, in addition to defective emergence of Akeredolu on the June 20 APC primaries.

Counsel for Jegede, Jamiu Makinde had within the movement exparte sought an order to serve the defendants by means of substituted service by pasting the petition on the discover board of the tribunal.

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Makinde additionally sought an order permitting entry to supplies used for the conduct of the October 10 governorship election and in custody of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee.

He listed native councils wherein electoral supplies are to be accessed to incorporate Owo, Ese-Odo, Ilaje, Okitipupa, amongst others.

Justice Abubakar, granted the order and stated the petitioner might promote the served processes in newspaper circulating inside its jurisdiction.

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The Chairman of the Tribunal additionally allowed the petitioner entry to election supplies in custody of INEC inside the hours of 8am and 4pm for a interval of 5 working days.

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