An election tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday upheld Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the governor of Ekiti state.
The court unanimously struck out a petition by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olusola Eleka challenging the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Fayemi in the July 14, 2018 election in Ekiti State.
Chairman of the Tribunal Sulaiman Belgore held that the petitioner failed to prove allegations of improper procedure and accreditation, intentional voiding of votes, harassment and violence during the election.
The tribunal also held that it failed to prove that governor Kayode Fayemi was not qualified to participate in the election on the strength of his indictment by a commission of enquiry in Ekiti state.
Meanwhile, Eleka, through the Director of Media of his campaign organisation Lere Olayinka, has vowed to challenge the ruling at the Appeal Court, saying, “That was not the last bus stop as regards the election petition tribunal.
“The law is very clear regarding the hierarchies of courts we can approach to seek redress on this issue,” he added
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