Ekiti: Olusola Challenges Fayemi’s Victory at Tribunal

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola, has filed a petition challenging the victory of Dr Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti State governorship election.

Olusola, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the heavily disputed poll, filed a petition against the results of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Election Petition Tribunal in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

The deputy governor alleged that the election was marred by intimidation and use of force, while there were discrepancies in results announced by the electoral umpire.

He also asked the tribunal to declare him the validly elected candidate in the election which held on July 14, among other claims.

INEC declared Fayemi who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship poll after beating OLusola and 30 other candidates.

But his victory was marred by accusation of excessive use of force by the APC-led Federal Government.

The PDP had consequently vowed to challenge the election result at the tribunal while INEC went ahead to issue a Certificate of Return to the Governor-elect.

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