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BREAKING: Ondo 2016: Victory At Last For Jegede, PDP As Appeal Court Sacks Jimoh Ibrahim

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, the Abuja division has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) substitution of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede with Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim of the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP).

Consequently, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa appeal panel Wednesday ordered INEC to replace Jimoh with Jegede for the Saturday, November 26, Ondo State Governorship Election.

Justice Saulawa while ruling, set aside Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruling and dismissed the appeal filed by the Modu-Sheriff faction of the PDP against the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party.

It would be recalled that INEC on Thursday, October 27 substituted Jegede with Jimoh as the PDP flagbearer for the weekend poll, on the ground that Ibrahim faction of the PDP was the one recognized by the court.

The Appeal court case against Jimoh Ibrahim was filled by PDP stalwarts including Jegede, former Minister of Agriculture, Prof. Jerry Gana among others.

The Wednesday ruling followed the Supreme court verdict Tuesday, which ordered the appellate court to deliver judgement on all the appeals before it.

 

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