National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, on his triumph at the court of appeal.

The court of appea in Akure, Ondo state, handed victory to Akeredolu after an appeal was filed by Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to annul his victory in the October 2020 governorship election.

Tinubu congratulated Akeredolu on his well deserved victory.


He wrote: “The Appeal Court decision stood for the vital proposition that the rule of law serves to protect the sovereign will of the people when expressed in free and honest elections,” Tinubu said.

“Congratulations to Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, for the Court of Appeal judgment affirming their overwhelming victory in the governorship election in the state.

“By this judgement, the appellate court clearly shows that Governor Akeredolu and Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa were the candidates who the people of Ondo chose to pilot their affairs for the next four years.


“The confidence the people repose in the Akeredolu administration has been well earned and should be wholly respected.

“It is time to now place partisan politics on the shelf for the moment so that these former political contestants can join hands as much as possible for the good and development of Ondo State.

“Once again, I rejoice with Governor Akeredolu, Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa, our teeming APC members in Ondo and, indeed, the good people of the state over this court victory.”