Jegede reveals why he wants Akeredolu’s reelection nullified

Jegede reveals why he wants Akeredolu’s reelection nullified

- Governor Akeredolu should not have been declared winner of Ondo state governorship election according to Eyitayo Jegede

- The PDP candidate in the election claimed the Ondo state governor's nomination was contrary to some laid down rules of the APC and Nigerian constitution

- Recall that Akeredolu had cruised to victory with about 99,000 votes in 15 LGAs

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Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Ondo state, has revealed the reason he is challenging Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the tribunal.

According to him, the governor was not validly nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the October 10 election, Premium Times reports.

He made the demand in his petition to the state’s governorship election petitions tribunal which will begin sitting in Akure on Tuesday, December 8.

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Jegede reveals why he wants Akeredolu’s reelection nullified
Eyitayo Jegede, says Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was not validly nominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the October 10 election. Photo: @atiku
Source: Twitter

He based his arguments on the provisions of section 183 of the 1999 Constitution.

He said:

“The governor shall not, during the period when he holds office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever.”

According to him, contrary to this, Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni was the APC chairman at the time the party nominated Akeredolu for the election.

He also said Article 17, Section iv of the APC Constitution also provides that an official of a party cannot simultaneously occupy any other executive office in government.

In another development, Akeredolu backed the regulation of social media saying the government "must find a way to control it" in order to curb the spread of dangerous fake news.

The governor made this disclosure while speaking on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily from Akure, Ondo state capital on Wednesday, November 11. noted that Akeredolu's position is coming on the heels of the last meeting held between the southwest governors' forum and traditional and political leaders in the region.

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Meanwhile, Akeredolu reacted to the resolve of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the accounts of some EndSARS protest promoters.

Akeredolu who is the chairman of the southwest governors' forum on Wednesday, November 11, advised the affected persons to take the issue to a competent court, adding that he does not see anything wrong in the freezing of the bank accounts.

The Ondo governor urged the campaigners to explain the source and use of the funds sent to them during the protest, adding that this is not the first time accounts are frozen by the apex bank.

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