Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s election received yesterday a reply to his threat to challenge the result in courtroom.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the supervisor of the ballot, informed Prof. Kolapo Olusola –Eleka to go for the election tribunal. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Kayode Fayemi won the election, which was broadly adjudged to be free and honest.
Additionally yesterday, Ekit State Governor Ayodele Fayose faulted the result of the ballot.
Fayose described Fayiemi’s victory as momentary, adding that it might be upturned on the tribunal.
He alleged that no one was rejoicing within the state, asking why individuals weren’t celebrating if the end result mirrored the desire of the individuals.
Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, was in a carnival temper on Sunday when Fayemi’s motorcade from his Isan house drove slowly to the APC’s secretariat, the place he addressed an enormous crowd of dancing and singing social gathering supporters and residents.
APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole stated the ruling party was celebrating the result of the election as a result of “under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, we now can see that election can be conducted without people being hospitalised or some finding their way to the grave because they have been killed in the process.”
INEC insisted that the results of the election was a mirrored image of the desire of the individuals.
The company’s Director of Voter Training and Publicity, Mr. Wole Osaze-Uzzi, stated: “INEC welcomes the choice of Prof. Eleka to go to the tribunal on the result of the governorship election. That’s the correct factor to do.
“Authorized course of is a greater resort than making inciting statements and fascinating in media trial. We welcome judicial intervention on disputes arising from the election. Similar to within the case of Edo State, it’s left to Eleka to show his case earlier than the tribunal.”
Osaze-Uzzi rated the result of the election as “good and a fair reflection of the will of the people of Ekiti State”. “Even international and local observers rated the conduct of the poll as good,” he stated, including:
“We’ve been receiving preliminary studies from the accredited Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Most of these within the so-called Coalition of Civil Society Teams weren’t accredited for the ballot by INEC.
“The supplies and logistics have been on spot and accreditation of voters began as and when due in additional than 92 per cent of the polling items.”
Responding to a query, Osaze-Uzzi stated: “INEC is but to have a autopsy session on the poll however we now have obtained oral briefing from a few of our National Commissioners and others on floor.
“Definitely, we’ll maintain a post-mortem meeting when all officers are totally again.”
Fayose stated Buhari’s endorsement of the ballot he described as a “charade” confirmed that the President lacked democratic credentials.
Fayose stated: “I hold my head high and I can never be suppressed.”
Reacting to a press release on Sunday by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu entitled: “Fayose: In the end, a high-powered nothing.”
Fayose,talking by means of his Chief Press Secretary Idowu Adelusi,stated “President Muhammadu Buhari shouldn’t be pleased and applaud this example whereby the police, military, civil defence and INEC have been used to grab the collective mandate freely given to the Peoples Democratic Get together candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola and delivering it to the All Progressives Congress candidate which Ekiti individuals rejected.
“Are you able to name that election? After all not, it was a contest between Olusola and the INEC and safety companies.
“There was indiscriminate arrest of our social gathering leaders, harassment and brutalisation of voters in a large scale particularly in Ado, Ikere and different areas.
“The thugs imported by the APC operated freely below the duvet of safety companies to grab poll containers, create confusion, trigger mayhem and drive away voters in PDP robust holds. Our social gathering brokers have been pushed away with gun.
“Buhari has demonstrated actually that he’s not a democrat, however a dictator who’s but to recover from navy mentality. Muscling of democracy in Nigeria at the moment by the Buhari administration shouldn’t be about Ekiti alone.
“Presidential aspirants and PDP states ought to prepare to have a taste of brutality of this administration. This is the reason all of us want to face as much as rescue Nigeria.”
“I’m Peter Ayodele Fayose, I maintain my head excessive. I can by no means be suppressed. I don’t lose battles and I can’t lose this. I’ll snigger final. These ready for me, will wait in useless.
“They need to bear in mind what the prophet stated to that heady king within the Bible, which applies to them. He that wears the armour shouldn’t boast as he that removes it.”
“It’s only Buhari that may pleasure himself with the safety taking pictures sporadically at polling centres, scaring individuals to pave the best way for the APC thugs to grab poll containers.
“What Buhari has received as referendum from Ekiti individuals, Nigerians, and worldwide neighborhood is disgrace. If APC has actually received, why is it that there is no such thing as a jubilation in Ekiti?
“The victory of Kayode Fayemi is pyrrhic. We’ll reclaim the stolen mandate within the courtroom by the facility of God.”
Talking after the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the APC in Abuja, Oshiomhole stated: “We’re notably excited not as a result of we received, however like we stated the final time, what issues to us is the method fairly than the result. We simply wish to ensure that the outcomes of election replicate the desire of the individuals.
“Additionally, you will recall that there have been points about police deployment. I’m very pleased that each one the commentators and observes together with the EU, are pleased that the election was freed from violence and that the method was free and honest. We can’t ask for extra.
“We’re very happy with this accomplishment and we now have requested Dr. Fayemi to make use of the intervening interval between from time to time to replicate on all that he must replicate on in order that by the point he’s sworn in formally, he’ll hit the bottom working as a result of the Ekiti individuals cannot afford to attend any longer to start to see a renewed and refocused management that may guarantee the standard of lifetime of the Ekiti individuals.
“We’ve additionally appealed to him to readily see the knowledge to hold alongside varied shades of opinion and likewise attain out to the opposition and make sure that he carries them alongside within the governance of the state. That’s the promise of democracy.
“In reality, democracy works nicely, no matter who wins, if the winner governs nicely for the advantage of all. Certainly, the individuals can by no means lose in a democracy and we belief that Fayemi will do all that, together with addressing the large legal responsibility.”