Ekiti guber election: Olusola-Eleka vows to challenge judgement at supreme court
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the July 14,
2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has said he
would challenge the Court of Appeal judgement affirming Kayode Faemi as the
duly elected governor of the state.
He expressed regrets at the manner in which the Appeal Court
dismissed his appeal, saying it suggested that “our democracy is endangered.”
“The judiciary is being gagged and justices are constantly
being molested and persecuted,” he said.
He assured his followers, party and the people of Ekiti that
his legal team would study the Appeal Court judgment and take necessary
Olusola-Eleka expressed optimism that justice would be
served in the end.
He commended the people of the state for the hope and
confidence reposed in him, assuring them of victory eventually.
“Let us remain prayerful, it is not over, until it’s over. I
have hope in the judiciary and I strongly believe that in the end, justice will
be served,” he said.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Thursday upheld
the victory of Fayemi as governor of the state.
In its judgment, the court also upheld the ruling of the
Ekiti Election Tribunal of Jan. 28 which affirmed Fayemi’s victory.
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