BREAKING: Supreme court upholds Fayemi’s victory, dismisses PDP, Olusola-Eleka’s appeal
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its governorship candidate, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, challenging the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti state.
The five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad affirmed Fayemi’s victory, upholding that the appeal lacked merit.
Reading the judgement, Justice John Okoro, affirmed the judgments of both the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which had both dismissed the petition challenging the outcome of the July 2018 poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress having polled a total of 197,459 votes to defeated Olusola-Eleka and the PDP who placed second with 178,121 votes in the July 14, 2018 election.