Fayemi, duly elected governor of Ekiti –Tribunal

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Kayode Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the July 14, 2018, Ekiti State overnorship election was duly elected.

The confirmation was made on Monday by the Ekiti State governorship petition tribunal which sat in Abuja.

It therefore struck out the case challenging Fayemi’s victory during the election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Olusola Kolapo.

On Monday, the three-man tribunal headed by Suleiman Belgore unanimously struck out Olusola’s case and ruled that Fayemi was the duly elected governor of the state.

It would be recalled that Kolapo challenged the victory of Fayemi at the tribunal, claiming that the election was fraught with irregularities.

Fayemi won the election with 197, 459 votes while Kolapo came second with 178,223 votes.

Meanwhile, the police in the state had warned against any unlawful protest over the judgement.

Speaking with journalists on Sunday, the police spokesman in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said they would not allow anyone to destabilise the state using the outcome of the judgement as excuse.

He warned that a special squad was already on ground to frustrate any form of destabilisation.

“This squad is a Joint Task Force comprising the police and other sister agencies with about 150 men

“They are spread all over the state and being overseen by the police. So, they are on ground to stop any unlawful assembly or stop any protest that could result in violence,” he said.