Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has described the Supreme Court ruling earlier today which dismissed an appeal filed by him as a non-issue.
The governor assured the people of the state that there is no cause for alarm.
SUNSHINE HERALD recalled that Mr. Akeredolu had, by the appeal, challenged a July 20017 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja, granting permission to Mr. Olusegun Abraham to serve him through substituted means, court documents in relation to the suit Mr. Abraham filed challenging the outcome of the APC primary, which produced him as the party's candidate for the last governorship election in Ondo state.
But the governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Segun Ajiboye and made available to SUNSHINE HERALD, Mr. Akeredolu asked residents of the state to dismiss the ruling, adding that it is nothing to worry about.
Ajiboye said, "The governor asks the peace-loving people to dismiss the ruling, adding that it is nothing to worry about and advised them to continue to support his administration in its determination to develop the state.
"What the Supreme court ruled on was whether the service of the Originating Process on the APC secretariat in Abuja, instead of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, was right or not.
"At best, the ruling only succeeded in correcting Abraham to serve Akeredolu through substituted means in relation to the suit he (Abraham) filed.
"Governor Akeredolu, therefore, wants to state equivocally that there is no cause for alarm over the ruling delivered by the Supreme Court."