The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria on Wednesday June 16 2021 gave Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Victory over the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the sitting Governor of Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
It will be recalled that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State won in the Saturday, October 10 2020 Governorship poll in the State with the Popular vote of 292,830 making 51.1% (Percentage) of the vote, winning 15 Local Government of the 18 Local Government in Ondo State Nigeria, while Eyitayo Jegede of PDP came second with 195,791 Number of Vote making it 34.2% (percentage) in the vote.
The two term Governor and former Governor of Lagos State, also the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu told the Governor of Ondo State to be a unifier in a congratulatory message sent to him.
In the congratulatory message to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu the APC National Leader Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu describe the Appeal Court Judgement as an emphatic and clear endorsement of the sound judgment of the state’s election petition tribunal.
He said thus
“The Appeal Court decision stood for the vital proposition that the rule of law serves to protect the sovereign will of the people when expressed in free and honest elections.
“Congratulations to Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, for the court of Appeal judgement affirming their overwhelming victory in the governorship election in the state.
“By this judgement, the appellate court clearly shows that Governor Akeredolu and Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa were the candidates who the people of Ondo choose to pilot their affairs for the next four years.
“The confidence the people repose in the Akeredolu administration has been well earned and should be wholly respected.”
Tinubu advised Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to provide an open door to all who sincerely would want to contribute to the wellbeing of the state.
He finally rejoice with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa and the teeming APC members in Ondo State and the good people of Ondo State in regards to the Appeal Court Victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.