Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday survived another move by the opposition APC in the state to remove him as the chief executive officer in the state, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favour, by affirming, that he is the duly elected governor of Ekiti State in the June 21, 2014 election.
In a unanimous decision by the seven-man panel led by Justice John Fabiyi, the apex court upheld the earlier decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal, which had both earlier ruled that the petition challenging Fayose’s victory lacked merit.
In the lead judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed all the grounds of appeal filed by the petitioner – the All Progressives Congress – and resolved all four issues arising from the appeal against the party.
INEC had declared that Fayose of the PDP polled 203,090 votes to defeat the then incumbent governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of the APC who polled 120,433 votes in the election.
The Supreme Court, in its judgment on Tuesday, held that none of the grounds of appeal was proved by the appellant.
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