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Supreme Court Upholds Governor Fayemi’s Election     

The Supreme Court has upheld Governor Fayemi’s election as Ekiti State Governor. 

Funsho Akinwale

The Supreme Court, on Friday, confirmed the election of Kayode Fayemi as the Governor of Ekiti State.

This is certainly the best time for the governor, as he was elected as the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum just a few days ago.

A five-member panel of the court unanimously dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party seeking to nullify the outcome of the July 2018 exercise.

The court also dismissed the suit filed by PDP on the grounds that the application lacked merit.

The PDP governorship candidate, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, and his party levelled allegations of wide spread irregularities in the election, asking the court to overturn the results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The commission had declared Mr Fayemi winner, with 197,459 votes to defeat Mr Olusola-Eleka, who scored 178,121.