Ondo election: INEC declares Eyitayo Jegede PDP candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Eyitayo Jegede as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Ondo governorship election, following his victory at the Appeal Court.

The Secretary to the Commission, Agusta Okagwu in a statement on Wednesday said the commission was complying with the ruling of the Court of Appeal.

She said, “In compliance with the judgment delivered today, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, by the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, the Independent National Electoral Commission hereby declares that Mr. Eyltatyo legede (SAN) is now the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  for the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2016.

“lt will he recalled that in compliance with the order given by the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, on Friday,  October 14,  2016 (re-affirmed on October 27,  2016), the commission named Mr. Jimoh lbrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship election.

“However, with today‘s judgment by the Court of Appeal, the commission, hereby, recognises  Mr. Jegede as the candidate of the PDP for the said election.’’

INEC had earlier substituted Jegede’s name with that of Jimoh Ibrahim following an order by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court.

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