The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Ondo State Governorship Election, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has on Friday challenged the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the state Election petition tribunal.
This is coming three weeks after the governorship election in Ondo State took place.
On October 10, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the incumbent Governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu of APC as winner.
Arakunrin Akeredolu had won with a total vote of 292,830 to defeat his strong opponent, Jegede of PDP who polled 195,791 votes.
Jegede said: “in the last 19 days, I have been silent, today we broke that silence in obedience to the provisions of our laws.
“We have commenced a challenge against the declaration and return made by INEC in respect of the Ondo State Governorship election of 10th October, 2020.
The PDP candidate added that the challenge of the election result will bring hope to the people of Ondo State.
“By this process, let our people again begin to hope for a better future to the glory of God. God bless Ondo State. Eyi N’ise Oluwa,” Jegede said.