- The Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi has clarified his stance on the Edo election
- Fayemi faulted the rumour that he worked against the APC in the poll
- The governor explained that he was only carrying out his role as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has addressed rumours claiming that he worked against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election.
Some members of the APC had accused Fayemi of refusing to support his party’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.
However, the governor in a recent chat with journalists in Lagos state dismissed the accusation, This Day reported.
The Fayemi explained that as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), he cannot campaign against a sitting governor running for election anywhere.
He said it is an unspoken rule in the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) that required the chairman of the forum never to oppose the election of a fellow governor whether of the APC, PDP or any other party.
Meanwhile, Osagie Ize-Iyamu who served as the governorship candidate of the APC in the Edo governorship election has disclosed that he will not challenge his defeat at the election petition tribunal.
The politician made the disclosure on Monday, October 5, The Cable reported.
Ize-Iyamu in a press statement issued through John Mayaki, his media head of his campaign council said the two pre-election court cases instituted against the PDP will continue.
In another report, ahead of the Ondo guber election, about eleven political parties have formed an alliance with the PDP, handing a boost to the ambition of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).
The merger was announced on Monday, October 5, in Akure, the state capital by SDP chairman, Oladele Ogunbameru, who doubles as the spokesperson of the political parties.
The Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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