Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu has sent a message to his rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP, soliciting for his collaboration to develop Ondo State.
Akeredolu spoke in Akure on Wednesday after the Supreme Court affirmed his victory in the 10 Oct. 2020 governorship election.
The governor told Jegede to “work hand in glove” with him to continue the development of the state.
The apex court in a 4-3 split judgment declared Akeredolu winner of the election.
The ruling was on the appeal filed before it by Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Jegede had approached the courts on grounds that the nomination of Akeredolu by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was unconstitutional.
Akeredolu trounced him at all levels.
The governor, at the news conference in Akure lauded the verdict.
He thanked the people of Ondo State and his legal team for their patience and resilience during the trials.
Akeredolu said his legal team worked tremendously to ensure that justice prevailed, and all efforts to return him to office was not in futility.
“The judgment in total, from the results of tribunal to Supreme Court, shows that I had a gallant victory at the Oct. 10, 2020 governorship election,” he said.
The governor said the time had come to continue infrastructure development in the three senatorial districts.