The Supreme Courtroom in four to three Judgment has dismissed the enchantment filed by the PDP and its candidate Eyitayo Jegede in opposition to the election of Rotimi Akeredolu as governor of Ondo state
In a Majority Judgment the Apex court docket held that it isn’t in dispute that governor Buni is the performing chairman of the occasion in breach of part 183 of the structure.
The enchantment was based mostly on the bottom that Mai Mala Buni was holding place because the performing chairman of APC whereas a governor.
Governor Buni was not made a celebration as he was the middle of the problem.
The governor who was alleged to have breached the structure should have been made a celebration within the petition to reply to the allegations.
The court docket affirms the choice of the decrease court docket that the petition was incompetent.
In a dissenting judgment Justice Mary Odili held that the APC submitted the identify of Rotimi Akeredolu to INEC by means of its nomination type signed governor Buni who’s a sitting governor.
She held that as a governor the structure barred Buni from performing in twin capacities as a governor and occasion government.
Aligning himself with the dissenting Judgment Justice Ejembi Ekwo held the place of the bulk judgment that governor Buni was not added as an element shouldn’t be attainable as a result of when you could have the precept you needn’t add the agent.
Justice Ibrahim Saulawa additionally adopted the minority Judgment.