The Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti the Ekiti State capital on Tuesday struck out a case threatening Kayode Fayemi’s candidacy for July 14 governorship election.
Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State had earlier asked the court to declare Fayemi ineligible to contest for failure to resign his position as minister 30 days before the party primaries
Segun Oni after losing the APC primaries in the state to Fayemi he thereafter took the governor to court claiming ineligibility.
Leading to Fayemi’s victory, Rafiu Balogun, counsel to Fayemi asked the court to strike out Oni’s case.
He noted that his client was not a civil servant nor official of APC, stating that the resignation clause is a factor to crucify the governor.
After several deliberations, the presiding Judge, Uche Agomoh on Monday confirmed the case completely lacked merit.
She, however, declared that Fayemi as being validly nominated by the party and duly resigned as minister at the appropriate time before contesting
Fayemi while speaking after his victory urged his supporters to see eligibility case and the judgment as the beauty of democracy.
“Oni took the right part by going to court to challenge the process and not resorting to self-help”, Fayemi added.