Emerging reports have it that Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, upheld Governor Kayode Fayemi's victory in Ekiti state gubernatorial election.
The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in state, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, were challenging Fayemi's victory in the election.
The Nation reports that a five-man panel of the court in a unanimous judgment dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP and Olusola-Eleka.
In the plea judgment by Justice John Okoro, the court held that the appeal was unmeritorious and proceeded to uphold an earlier judgment by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which affirmed the decision of the election tribunal, to the effect that Fayemi was validly elected.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, April 17, affirmed Governor Fayemi as the authentic winner of the 2018 governorship election held in Ekiti state.
The court affirmed Fayemi’s victory in a suit filed by Chief Segun Oni, a chieftain of the All progressives Congress (APC), who contested against the governor during the party’s primaries.
In the suit, Oni had claimed that Fayemi was not eligible to run for the election as the candidate of the party. The former governor of the state, claimed that Fayemi did not resign as minister of mines and steel development 30 days before the party’s primary election.
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