Supreme Court ruling: Fayemi woos opposition parties

Supreme Court ruling: Fayemi woos opposition parties

From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend spread the olive branch to the opposition political parties,  including his major challengers, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate during the last governorship held in the state, Prof Kolapo Olusola.

The Governor urged them to join hands with him in building Ekiti state that would be economically viable to serve the populace and be a cynosure of all eye among the comity of state in the country.

The Governor was reacting to his victory at the Supreme Court that dismissed Olusola’s appeal and declared Fayemi as the winner of the July 14, 2018 governorship poll held in state.

Fayemi who described Olusola as an accomplished Ekiti person going by what he had read and heard about him and that he was ready to work with him and other opposition parties in the state  to move Ekiti higher.

“Prof Olusola Eleka is an illustrious Ekiti person. Though, I am not close to him, but with what I have heard and read about him, he is an accomplished Ekiti man.

“ He had served this state as a Deputy Governor and having pursued his case to the supreme court, he should forget about party. He should come to Ekiti party, that is where we all belong, so that we can serve our people better and in a more beneficial way “, he said.

Also, Fayemi described both his appointment as NGF chairman and his court’s victory as signals of good things to come for Ekiti and the southwest .

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Speaking further on the verdict, the governor said: “I have to give glory to God for finally bearing testimony to the fact that the election  that brought me into office was credible and that the primary of my party was the best ever conducted by any party in the history of our nation.

” It also bear testimony to the fact that the so called white papers which indicted me was meant for nowhere but a trash can.

“The supreme court said the foundation trial courts did a yeoman’s job by saying the election in Ekiti was substantially compliant with the provisions of the law.

” Let me thank the supreme court for putting a finality to this endless litigation because distraction is bound to happen when you have endless cases in court”.

On his election as NGF chairman, Fayemi said : ” it was Ekiti that elected me governor, but being a NGF chairman won’t make me to withdraw from serving Ekiti.

“You can say Ekiti is in the eye of the storm, because I was elected NGF chairman to serve the nation, but there is no way I won’t defend my people in whatever  that is coming to States. It is not unlikely that I won’t argue for Ekiti when things like this happens.

“The NGF is a national role, I am just a first among equals”, he said.

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