Jegede, PDP raise alarm over delay In Securing Copies Of Appeal Court Judgment
The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state has raised an alarm over the delay by officials of the appeal court to release certified true copies of the judgment delivered on Wednesday.
The appealate court had upheld the reelection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, dismissing the prayer of the PDP candidate in the October 10, 2020 election, Eyitayo Jegede.
The PDP, in a statement issued by the
State Publicity Secretary, Ondo PDP, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, urged the Registrars of the court to discharge their duties timeously as required by law by releasing the certified true copies of the judgement to the party.
The statement reads, “the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, delivered judgement on the Appeal filed by PDP and Eyitayo Jegede, SAN against Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN on Wednesday, 16th June, 2021. The five-man panel of Honourable Justices read their judgements one after the other.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo State Chapter is surprised that, our application to the Office of the Registrars, Court of Appeal to get Certified True Copies of the Judgement has been met with some kind of buck passing between officials of the Court in Ado-Ekiti and Akure.
“In view of the fact that, the Supreme Court has only sixty days from the date of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, to dispose of this matter, any attempt to play games or to apply delay tactics will amount to nothing but sabotage and a calculated attempt to subvert the course of justice.
“Our party hopes that the Registrars of the court will discharge their duties timeously as required by law”.