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PDP’s Jegede reacts to Supreme Court’s judgment on Akeredolu

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Eyitayo Jegede SAN, the 2020 Ondo State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s verdict which dismissed his appeal and upheld the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Jegede says he has accepted defeat and moved on.

Jegede in a statement personally signed by him in Akure on Wednesday afternoon, the state capital congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart for the triumph.

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 for 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 in our 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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