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Petition: Fayemi will Return from Tribunal Empty-handed, Says Fayose

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The Ekiti State governor-elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has declared that his defeated opponent in the last month governorship election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, will come back from the Election Petition Tribunal empty-handed in the case filed against his victory in the June 21 governorship poll.

Fayose said the petition filed by All Progressives Congress (APC) lacks credibility.
Fayose also noted that  Fayemi decided to change his earlier acceptance of defeat in the poll to give a bite  to the petition filed by the APC  against his victory.

Appearing on a programme on a local radio station in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Fayose said the governor recanted because the "APC and its leaders feel that by accepting defeat, Fayemi had shot themselves in the leg, but they are still wrong.
“Their case has nothing to stand on. They did the same thing in 2003 when I defeated Niyi Adebayo and the result was that they came back empty-handed.

"APC won in only 16 wards out of 177 wards in the state during the election. Fayemi called me by himself for a meeting after the poll and congratulated me and promised that we will work together for a smooth transition.

"We submitted names for the membership of the transition committee and we are yet to hear anything from them if one is inconsistent he will end up making himself a jester," he said.

Commenting on the new Local Government Council Areas (LGCAs) being proposed by Fayemi, Fayose said:  "I see such an action in the twilight of his administration as setting landmines for the incoming government. This is apart from the fact that the matter is in court and the order given by the court has not been vacated.

"If the people of the state want him to continue with his policies, they would have voted him. The funds coming to the state come in the name of specific local governments," he added.

Fayose also raised the alarm that over 3,000 people had been illegally employed into the state civil service and another 1,000 at Ekiti State University after the election.

He dispelled the fear, saying he would run an inclusive government as a governor of all Ekiti people irrespective of political affiliation.

On the jostling by some people to contest the 2015 general election, the governor-elect said the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had set up a committee to screen those going for seats in the House of Assembly.

"The reason why we set up the committee is that we need people that will help the administration when we come into office, but nobody will be imposed on the people.

"For those going for National Assembly seats, they have to face the party members in primaries and also there will be no imposition," he stated.

Fayose called on the people of the state to pray for the success of his administration and exercise patience, as the challenges are enormous.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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