No plan to influence judgment against Jegede —Akeredolu
By: Ade Adeleke
As all is now set for this wednesday’s judgement of Court of Appeal in the appeal filed by the PDP governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede against the reelection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of APC, the state governor has dismissed a fake news that he was allegedly planning to meeting the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, with the alleged plot to influence the verdict.
Akeredolu in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo and a copy obtained by SUNSHINETRUTH on Monday evening, described the report as unfounded.
Below is the full text of the press statement by Akeredolu;
Re: Akeredolu secures 5pm appointment with CJN over coming Appeal Judgement
“Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, is a Minister in the Temple of Justice. He neither desires, seeks nor contemplates such as insinuated above. The integrity and Grace in him have remained inexorably covertible, surviving vicissitudes. This particularly puerile attempt cannot escape similar impotence either. It missed its target.
“Governor Akeredolu’s presence in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital was to honour an invitation by the Nigeria Bar Association(NBA) as Special Guest of Honour.
“He had had to connect Uyo through Abuja for the obvious absence of a direct flight from Akure to the Akwa Ibom State capital. A chartered private jet which would have eased his movement directly to Uyo has never been found fashionable by the Governor.
“Therefore ,the aim of the above poorly-packaged theatric is to paint a pre-emptive picture of ‘compromise’ after the much awaited judgement of the Appeal Court on Wednesday.
“The venture ignites further, the paucity of ideas and betrays largely, the fruitlessness of efforts hitherto, on the part of those behind it. This is a loudly-scripted yet ignorantly acted opera that is perniciously directed by dispirited individuals.
“Notwithstanding, the aim, which is to draw benefits or benevolence from same source that has suffered unrestricted attacks and unrestrained blackmail can only be likened to self-abnegation.
“Such can only be enunciated, sustained and driven by the fluidity of a mindset that desires to keep an unsuspecting crowd in a perpetually jeering waiting box. This is uncanny and ignobly, perfidious”.
Donald Ojogo Commissioner for Information and Orientation Ondo State