Ekiti tribunal upholds Fayemi’s election
Says PDP, Olusola fails to prove allegation of irregularity
by Eric Ikhilae, Abuja
The Ekiti State governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has upheld the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Kayode Fayemi.
The Justice Suleiman Belgore led tribunal, in a judgment that lasted for about five hours on Monday, dismissed the petition by the PDP and its candidate, Kolapo Olusola on the grounds that the failed to prove their case.
Justice Belgore, who read the judgment, found that the evidence led by the petitioners was insufficient to prove their claim the election was held in substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
Credit: The Nation