19 Dec 2014

Election Tribunal upholds Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose’s victory

The election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja on the Ekiti State governorship election has dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the election of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The petition was dismissed on all grounds by the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Mohammed Ibrahim-Siraju, on the grounds that the petitioner failed to substantiate the allegations with evidence.

Justice Siraju, in his judgement that lasted over four hours, held that the petitioners failed to prove all the allegations raised against the Governor.

The APC had, among others issues, demanded that the election of Fayose be nullified because it was heavily militarized and that its officers and members were arrested, molested and detained during the election.

The party also claimed that Fayose was not qualified to have stood for the election in the first instance, having been indicted by a probe panel and impeached during his first tenure of office for breach of code of conduct.

Credit: Channels

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