Ondo election: I am the next governor – Jegede speaks on Appeal Court victory

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The People's Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has described the judgment of the Appeal Court as victory for the people of the state.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Wednesday set aside the verdict of the Federal High Court which ordered the replacement of the name of Eyitayo Jegede with that of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate.

Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led panel in its ruling affirmed that replacing Jegede with Ibrahim without hearing Jegede's side was breach of fair hearing, adding that the lower court erred in its judgment.

Reacting to the judgment, Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said the judgment was indeed victory for the people of the Sunshine State.

He said: "I thank the people of the state for believing in me. In fact, I spoke with one of our supporters today who is in a very critical condition. He said he would stay alive to vote for me, even if that is the only thing he could do before her joins his maker. I dedicate this victory also to him.

"We are not in this just for ourselves but we want to serve our people. I had said it before that God willing, I will contest this election and not only that but win as well. I look forward to take over the state by February next year. Now I believe that for every man, you must have a vision. My vision is to serve the people of the state," he said.

Meanwhile, Jimoh Ibrahim has kicked against the judgment and vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court.


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