The last has been heard on the validity of the election of Rotimi Akeredolu as governor of Ondo State.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the validity of his election, ending the legal appeal against his election.
The People’s Democratic ( PDP ) candidate at the last gubernatorial election in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, had appealed the election of the governor at the Elections Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
His major appeal had been that the governor’s nomination form was not legally signed, as the Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) and not the substantive Chairman, signed the form.
A significant aspect of the appeal was that both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court had Justices having divided opinion, though majority of both courts ruled in favour of the governor on the matter.
Meanwhile, the state is filled with excitement as the All Progressives Congress supporters and well wishers of the governor have turned the state into a carnival, with partying all over.
Supporters of the opposition People’s Democratic Party have however gone silent as their final hope of having their candidate as governor has received the final nail.