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Jegede not going to court, Mimiko Congratulates Akeredolu-Sources

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Despite misgivings by the National Executive committee of his Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ionigeria.com can authoritatively reveal that Mr. Eyitayo Jegede is not going to court over the outcome of the Saturday, November 26, governorship election in Ondo State.

Also, our investigations has revealed that the incumbent governor of the State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has already called to congratulate the declared winner, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) while Mr. Jegede is also expected to do same.  

According to impeccable sources, the decision not to go to court is partly hinged on the fact that the governor-elect is a close friend of the incumbent government and Mr. Jegede.

It would be recalled that Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu was part of the legal team that helped Dr. Mimiko to retrieve his mandate from Dr. Olusegun Agagu about eight years ago.

It is also strongly believed within the PDP camp in Ondo State that the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) represents the way the people of Ondo State voted but that they were induced with money.

Our sources further alleged that seven APC governors took money to Ondo for the election and voters, especially in the rural areas got five thousand Naira each to vote for Akeredolu, a figure that PDP could not match.

Meanwhile, the National Executive Committee of the PDP has described the outcome of the election as declared by Professor Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, the Chief Returning  Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a charade and not the true reflection of the will of the people of Ondo  State.

 In a statement on Monday, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, National Publicity Secretary of the Party, said: “INEC has however graduated from Inconclusive Elections as seen in Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun, FCT, Imo, Nassarawa and some other previous By-Elections in the Country to ‘Advanced Election Rigging’, as in the case of Edo and Ondo States Gubernatorial Elections”.

 

“It is common knowledge that the APC Agents openly bought votes of the electorates in the full glare of security operatives who did nothing to prevent such dastardly violation of the Electoral Law. It is not surprising that the electorates in Ondo state became so vulnerable to the corruptive influence of the APC because of the hash economic situation in the Country inflicted on Nigerians by the APC Administration which have indeed made all Nigerians virtually beggars in their own Country”.

 

“Nigerians  will recall that we had persistently called for the postponement of the Election before Saturday, for at least two weeks to enable our Party Campaign and prepare properly for this Election as a result of the setback orchestrated by Justice Okon Abang and the charlatans in PDP who allowed themselves to be used by the APC to destroy our chances in the Ondo State Election”.

 

“The actions of INEC in collaboration with the APC led Administration left us no time to campaign and sell our Candidate and Party Manifesto to the electorates in Ondo State. Our persistent call for the postponement of the Election which was backed and supported by more than 20 other political parties were all rejected by INEC which were acting the script of the APC. It was a carefully planned and well-orchestrated strategy to rig the Election well in advance by preventing the PDP from planning and campaigning for the Election. The APC has hereby introduced a new formula of rigging Election in Nigeria”.

 

“In view of the fact that the Election was blatantly manipulated from the beginning to the end to favour the APC, we vehemently reject the results of the November 26, 2016 Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State. The Election and all actions leading to it fall short of laid down principles guiding conduct of elections in Nigeria. We have instructed our Candidate and the Ondo State Chapter of our Party to proceed to the Tribunal to challenge the Outcome of the Election. We call on the Judiciary to redeem Nigeria’s image on this matter as we request for the Total Cancellation of the Election in Ondo State”.

 

“Finally, we congratulate our Candidate, Hon. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, and our Party in the State for the gallant performance at the Poll, despite the severe injuries inflicted on us before, during and after the Election. We call on all our members and teeming supporters nationwide and Ondo State in particular to remain calm and continue to work with the leadership of the Party to move the PDP forward”.

 

 

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Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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81 comments

  1. Is it Okon’s court that he’ll go to?

  2. Sir if there is life u wl surely be d not only govnor but president of Nigeria by God grace.i wish u many many long life ahead of u in jesus victorious mighty name

  3. That is one of heros attribute. And that was saying,you’re godly man,and also you’re a good leader.sir,what you do,its not for ondo state alone by allown peace,but to all over the world at large to seeth. As someone ve said,i too prayed that you shall become one of Nigeria president so soon.just denote my word sir.big kudos to you always sir.

  4. PDP is purely joking with their bad belle.

  5. Nice spirit of sportsmanship. Bravo.

  6. But their spoke person Fayose siad it was rigging

  7. Congratulations once again to Ondo People, Gov. Elect Rotimi Akeredolu, President Buhari and our Party APC.

  8. Like Jegede like Jonathan Goodluck.

  9. Just come to Edo and see what the face of a desperate man looks like. He has red granites in his eyes, viciously and dangerously glaring at whoever is silly enough to counsel him on the wise option of withdrawal.

  10. Eyitayo Jegede does nt ve any business in d court as far as d election is concerned. Who is he going to sue? INEC OR AKETI? Was d election not free n fair? He was d 1st candidate dt started campaigning, ever b4 d APC primary. Jimoh Ibrahim later took over frm him n he later completed it. Concurrently, rice igbeayo was being shared wt veg. Oil n Maggi elede. Jegede cn nt say he doesn’t know d cause of his defeat. It is only dt he can nt say it,u iy is an untold story. A good child frm a wicked n cruel parents dt a still alive. Jegede wl still become a Governor in d future wen his wicked parents are dead politically.

    • Pls dnt being disingenuous. Jimoh ibrahim’s legal logjam wit Jegede ws orchestrated by presidency. Jegede ws treated vry cruely for Akeredolu to win d race. Akeredolu culdnt hv won d electn if fairness had prevailed. A source for d goose shuld also b a source fr d gander. Electn ws shifted in Edo by 3 weeks wen there ws no much justifiable reason. Why inec refused to do d same in Ondo wen it ws obvious dt was d ryt tin to do 4 Eyitayo to campaign lyk evry other contestant. Buhari is a contemptible leader

    • Tunde election was shifted in Edo state on security ground.

    • Matthew Tunde, does that mean if Abraham should come back from the court with the APC ticket, he should also get postponement after Jegede must have gotten his own?

    • Mr Tuned, nothing concerns INEC wt internal conflict or disharmony of any political party. If Jegede has won d election, would they still be agitating 4 postponement of d election? When POP can nt give any reason 4 their loss, they are linking it wt INEC Refusal 4 d postponement. They sld stop dt rationalization n warm up 4 d future elections. POP cannot be winning all d time.

  11. Ondo State election was clean, free and fair. APC won hands down. Edo State election was a sham, right from the postponement of election date to delaying the results. The int’l observers saw that too.

    • Then wait for court. Wat time did announcement of result start in Edo then ondo? Do u know dat u must add unit result to get ward n in Edo some wards collation ended around 5,6pm b4 u tke it L.G hdqtrs n start adding about 18 or 15 L.Gs b4 writing n signing. If collation was even delayed were there agents @ collation centre sleeping? Just wait for court bcos to accept defeat is hard but i voted APC in Benin based on performance Apc won d ward n L.G

  12. PDP will say he is a fool. I personally think he should head to the courts, our lawyers must make some cash. The economy needs his cash pls.

  13. But Jegede declared on TV that he will proceed to the court before 21 days lapse

  14. Ondo elections was never free and free. D PDP agents were APC men under d guise of jimoh ibrahim. So they results sheets as arranged were signed at d collation centres. Going to court is not d issue, winning is d real thing. Mimiko has realised this may not be possible so why d courts? I thank mimoko for this honour. God bless him.

  15. Mimmiko u ar highly favourd among all men making peace is the answer while i strongly blv that our president Buhari will always remember u as one of our Democracy heroe God bless u my brother and leader After Jonathan then mimmiko