The much anticipated judgment on the
case between Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC and Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP at the Ondo state Election petition tribunal sitting in Akure will now be delivered on Tuesday, 20th April, Nigerian cable news online has reliably gathered.
Some of the counsel in the case who craved anonymity confirmed on Monday evening that the ruling has been brought forward to Tuesday.
The tribunal had on Friday last week in a notice made available to newsmen announced Wednesday, April 21st to deliver judgment.
The judgment would be delivered through zoom application, starting from 10am.
The decision to use an online application for the judgment proceedings comes on the heels of the ongoing strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
The tribunal is also being cautious of the time-frame for the case, as stipulated by the electoral act as amended.
“Take notice that judgment in petition No: Ept/Ak/Gov/1/2020 between Eyitayo Olayinka Jegede & ANR and INEC & 3Ors which was earlier fixed for 21st April, 2021 has been re-schedule to tomorrow being 20th April, 2021 by 10am Prompt through zoom.”
“You can join us through the below details. Id No; 7895674390. Password: Blessing. Please dress formally. Thanks, Secretary Election Petition Tribunal.” a notice from the Tribunal secretary stated.
Jegede is seeking the tribunal to declare him the winner of the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state, which saw Akeredolu returning for a second term.