Fayemi Replies PDP, Eleka Over Appeal Court Verdict On His Election

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has vowed to concentrate on building the  state following his election victory at the Supreme Court, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that his predecessor Segun Oni had challenged his eligibility for the polls.

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However, a Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday upheld Fayemi’s win at the election.

While reacting to the development, Fayemi said he bears no grudge against Oni following the suit.

“Ekiti must move forward. Enough of these distractions. Enough of these recriminations over matters that ought not to go to court,” he noted.

”It is very clear that I resigned in accordance with the constitution of the land and that the shenanigans that culminated in the White Paper that said Fayemi should not serve in public office have been dealt with in the appropriate law courts as the thrash that it was at the time.

“It also shows clearly that the primaries that took place in Ekiti for anyone who is objective enough was the cleanest, the fairest and most credible primaries that had ever taken place in the history of electioneering in Nigeria.

“Now that the highest court in the land has pronounced definitely on it, I hope he(Oni) would see it as a cue to play a more active role in the party.

“Oni, to the best of my knowledge, remains a member of the APC. I don’t believe he has removed himself from the party.

“But I think this would not lead to another round of recriminations and attacks.”