The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the October 10, 2020 Election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Other respondents joined in the petition were the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); the All Progressives Congress and the Deputy Governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Among the grounds on which the election is being challenged were that it was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation.
Jegede also faulted the emergence of Akeredolu during party’s primaries.
The PDP candidate is also asking the tribunal to declare him winner of the election.
INEC declared the APC candidate, Akeredolu as the winner of the Ondo governorship election after scoring 292,830 as against 195, 791 scored by Jegede.
In the election results released by INEC, Akeredolu won in 15 out of the 18 local government areas in the state.