Supreme Court Affirms Governor Fayemi’s Election

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka challenging the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared that governor Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 197,459 votes, leading all in the July 14, 2018 election.

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Affirming Fayemi’s election on Friday, the five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad unanimously held that the appeal challenging the outcome of the poll lacked merit.

Justice John Okoro, who read the lead judgment, affirmed the judgments of both the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which had both dismissed the petition challenging the outcome of the July 2018 poll.

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