• Ondo Election: Party agents trade blame as Jegede says he is studying election outcome

    Ondo Election: Party agents trade blame as Jegede says he is studying election outcome

    Peoples Democratic Party, PDP agent, Ayo Fadaka, has claimed that INEC was too hasty in conducting Saturday’s election in Ondo,  noting that the election was conducted in less than 48 hours after Jegede was declared the PDP candidate by the courts.

    Fadaka  also alleged that “some individuals were used to truncate the future of the people of Ondo by teaming up to work against their common interest. He accused  INEC of collaborating  with “the Judiciary to deprive the good people of […]

  • Jegede, Akeredolu, Oke claim some LGAs as collation of votes continues

    Jegede, Akeredolu, Oke claim some LGAs as collation of votes continues

    Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Rotimi Akeredolu in yesterdays elections in Ondo state slugged it out with the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede and that of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Chief Olusola Oke in a keenly contested governorship election.

    Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was yet to release the results of the election as at press time, it was reliably gathered that Akeredolu is leading in six local governments, Owo, […]

  • Jegede tells voters not to leave after voting

    Jegede tells voters not to leave after voting

    According to reports, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN)has asked his supporters not to leave their polling units after casting their votes.

    Jegede, who voted at 10:46am at his polling units in Akure, alleged that plans were ongoing to disenfranchise his supporters.

    After casting his votes, Jegede and his wife sat at the polling unit while acknowledging cheers from the voters.

    He said, “Some have been in the queue for three hours in different parts […]

  • Jegede seeks postponement of Ondo elections

    Jegede seeks postponement of Ondo elections

    Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturdas governorship election in Ondo State, has led protesters to the state office of the Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding for the postponement of the governorship election by four weeks.

    Jegede, who was on Thursday accompanied by a mammoth crowd to the office of the INEC, was armed with a letter of request seeking for the postponement of the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 26, in order to […]

  • S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    S’Court confirms Jegede as Ondo State governorship candidate

    The Supreme Court yesterday in Abuja gave a red card to moves by the Ali Modu-Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court struck out all the 14 multiple interlocutory motions brought against the ruling of the Court of Appeal allowing Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to appeal the October 14, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

    The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to replace his name with Jimoh Ibrahim’s as the Ondo State governorship […]

  • PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]

  • BREAKING: Appeal court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim, declares Eyitayo Jegede as Ondo PDP gubernatorial candidate

    BREAKING: Appeal court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim, declares Eyitayo Jegede as Ondo PDP gubernatorial candidate

    The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has Monday sacked Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP, this comes barely four days to the polls.

    The court, therefore, ordered that Mr. Ibrahim be replaced with Eyitayo Jegede, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party.

    The Appeal Court set aside a ruling of the Federal High Court by Justice Okon Abang which declared Mr. Ibrahim the candidate.

    All the objections filed by Mr. Ibrahim and his loyalists at the Appeal […]

  • I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede at the weekend gave his supporters hope that he will still contest the election.

    Jegede spoke at a reception organised for him by PDP supporters in Akure, the state capital, after returning from Abuja.

    The former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice had been in Abuja with his legal team battling to resolve the replacement of his name by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with Jimoh Ibrahim.

    Jegede’s appeal is still pending at […]

  • APC giving poisoned bread to Ondo people, says Jegede

    APC giving poisoned bread to Ondo people, says Jegede

    It was gathered that the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has warned the residents of the state to shun loaves of bread allegedly being distributed by some agents of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).

    He alleged that the bread contained some chemical substances that could destroy the health of its consumers.

    Jegede, who spoke in Akure through the Director of the Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation, Mr. […]

  • Court of Appeal grants Jegede leave to appeal judgement

    Court of Appeal grants Jegede leave to appeal judgement

    According to reports, the Court of Appeal has granted a factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Ondo State governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, leave to appeal the judgement that shut him out of the election.

    The court said since the judgement of the lower court that recognized Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP affected him, Jegede has the right to appeal the ruling.

    While the Jegede belongs to the faction of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Ibrahim is of the […]

  • Ondo guber: Why Jegede must be next governor – Mimiko explains

    Ondo guber: Why Jegede must be next governor – Mimiko explains

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko has explained that the best way to sustain his government’s achievements is to elect Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as his successor.

    The governor said the injustice done to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by publishing Jimoh Ibrahim as candidate would not succeed.

    He said, “the impunity would not stand” as they had appealed against the decision and were hopeful that they would get redress at the courts.

    Mimiko said his administration’s programmes were people-friendly and only Jegede could […]