Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the November 26 election in Ondo State.

INEC said it took the decision following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, which ordered it to remove the name of Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.

The Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Agusta Okagwu, made the position of the commission known in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday night.

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 Eyitayo Jegede (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

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