eyitayo jegede
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the substituted governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, challenging his replacement with Jimoh Ibrahim who belongs to a rival faction of the PDP.

Acting on the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on June 29 and October 14, 2016, the Independent National Electoral Commission had dropped Jegede who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction and replaced him with Ibrahim as the party’s flag bearer of the party in the forthcoming November 26 election in Ondo State.


Ibrahim belongs to another faction of the PDP led by Ali Modu Sheriff.


The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led appeal panel allowed Jegede’s counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), to adopt his client’s appellant’s brief, despite stiff opposition put up by the counsel for the first to ninth respondents in the case, Mr. Ben Nwofor (SAN).

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