- Senator Olujimi has reacted to the claim that Fayemi helped her bribe the court to reclaim her seat at the Senate
- A faction of the ruling APC had recently made the allegation against the PDP lawmaker
- Olujimi called on the APC faction to withdraw the allegation which she described as an insult to her integrity
Senator Biodun Olujimi has dismissed the claim that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state bribed judges on her behalf to reclaim her senatorial seat, The Nation reported.
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that Fayemi influenced the rulings of the tribunal and appeal court which sacked Senator Dayo Adeyeye and declared Olujimi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Ekiti South senatorial election.
In her reaction, Senator Olujimi described the allegation as mischievous, saying she recovered her mandate because the election was marred by irregularities and was also not conducted in compliance with the country's Electoral Act.
The Nation reported that the senator made her position known in a statement released on Thursday, October 1.
According to Olujimi, the claim that Fayemi bribed judges to influence her victory was not only an insult on her integrity but also an attempt to destroy the reputation of the judges.
She said her victory was a triumph of truth over falsehood and a reflection of the wishes of the voters.
Senator Olujimi called on the APC faction to withdraw their allegations and asked the National Judicial Commission to ensure the claimants stand trial for questioning the integrity of the judges.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that some members of the ruling APC in Ekiti state alleged that Governor Fayemi supported Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the PDP in the just-concluded Edo state governorship election.
Those who made the allegation are a group of politicians within the party in Ekiti who have been at loggerheads with Governor Fayemi for some time.
The aggrieved politicians are said to be led by the special adviser on political matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babafemi Ojudu.
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