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Jegede congratulates Akeredolu, hails Supreme Court

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THE candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has congratulated Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for emerging victorious at the Supreme Court.

The Apex Court, earlier today, dismissed his appeal and upheld the victory of Governor Akeredolu.

In reaction, Jegede says he has accepted defeat and moved on.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in a statement he signed, also hailed the Supreme Court.

Jegede’s statement reads: “Now that we have explored the grievance procedure permitted by the constitution and the law, it is time to give glory to God.

“We thank specially our legal team, under the leadership of Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu for their commitment, industry and dedication to our cause. Over and above all, we thank them for their sacrifice.

“We are thankful to the people of Ondo State for their steadfastness, we were in this for service and the collective interest of the majority of our people.

“The outcome of today’s judgement should not deter good and well-meaning individuals from aspiring for leadership in our State and Country. For all our people who have stood strong, we salute you.

“We thank the national and state leadership, and the generality of the members of PDP for providing us with great support. For our governors who provided the required leadership and kept faith with our aspiration, gratitude, history will judge you right.

“With this outcome, our respect and reverence for the judiciary and our justices of the supreme court has not diminished.

” l congratulate HE Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.”

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