The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday reserved judgement in the ongoing Ondo governorship crisis till Thursday.
A panel of three judges led by Ibrahim Salauwa disclosed this after taking final arguments by counsel on the matter.
The panel, a newly constituted group set up by the Appeal Court President, Zainab Bulkachuwa, had adjourned hearing on the matter on Monday after sitting for about 10 hours.
A previous panel had resigned based on allegations of bias by a party in the suit.
On Tuesday, the court decided that judgements on the appeals before it would be given on Thursday, after listening to the various counsel.
Eyitayo Jegede, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had approached the appeal court to demand that it nullifies previous decisions of a Federal High Court.
Mr. Jegede is of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP. He wants the appeal court to declare him the authentic candidate of the party for the November 26 governorship poll in the state.
The Federal High Court had on October 14 given an order recognizing businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, as the rightful candidate of the PDP.
Mr. Ibrahim is of the Ali Sheriff faction of the PDP, the ruling party in Ondo State. The outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko, is a staunch supporter of Mr. Jegede and has condemned the electoral commission, INEC, for recognising Mr. Ibrahim as the PDP candidate
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