Supreme Court fixes hearing on Akeredolu,Jegede suit for July 28.
Written by crest887fm on July 25, 2021
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja will next week Wednesday, July 28, consider the prayer of candidate of the PDP in the October 10, 2020 Governorship election in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede.
According to reports Jegede is seeking to nullify the nomination of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC by the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, who is the Acting National Chairman of the party.
Jegede is relying on the constitutional proviso which forbids sitting Governors from holding executive positions outside their statutory position as Governor.
A source who is in the know about the development at the Supreme Court, disclosed to newsmen that the Apex Court may also rule on the case same day.
It would be recalled that the Appellate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State Capital on June 16 dismissed the appeal sought by Jegede, for lacking in merit.
Although the Court led by Honourable Justice Theresa Orji-Abadua said the case is partially allowed and partially disallowed.
Jegede and the PDP had vowed to pursue their prayers to a logical conclusion at the Apex Court.