The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has challenged the ruling of the Appeal Court concerning the Governorship primaries in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Akeredolu reacted to the verdict, terming it as being blown out of proportion.
In a statement issued and signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Segun Ajiboye, Akeredolu appeals the Supreme Court for a recall saying:
“The Governor has directed that the ruling be appealed in the overall interest of the development of the
He went further by saying;
“You will recall that Segun Abraham went to court to restrain INEC from recognizing Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of APC.”
“Governor Akeredolu had appealed the ruling of Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abuja, who ruled that an application for interim injunction sought by Abraham be heard. The governor later took the matter to the Appeal Court, who gave the latest ruling.”
“However, it is very important to note that the Court of Appeal ruling bothers on whether the service of the Originating Process on APC secretariat in Abuja was proper service on Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The substantive
case is yet to commence. But, what the Appeal Court held
that the service was proper.”
“For the governor, as a senior lawyer who is convinced that a case can only be founded on proper service of the
Originating Processes, has directed that the ruling be appealed in the overall interest of the development of the
“The governor also appeals to his supporters and the
people of the state to remain calm and continue with their
legitimate businesses as he continues with the task of developing the state.”