The Supreme Court, on Thursday, heard and fixed May 24, for judgment on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Governorship Candidate, in the 2018 Ekiti State Governorship election, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, challenging the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress.
A five-man panel of the Apex Court which heard the appeal, was led the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.
The appeal sought to overturn the concurrent judgments of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which had both upheld Fayemi’s election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Recall, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared that Fayemi and the APC, polled a total of 197,459 votes, to defeat Olusola-Eleka and the PDP, who placed second, with 178,121 votes, in the July 14, 2018 election.
Meanwhile, former Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the sacking of 2,000 workers by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi, had on Wednesday at the State Executive Council meeting, sacked over 2,000 workers employed into the state workforce by former Governor Ayodele Fayose after the July 2018 Ekiti Governorship Election.
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Muyiwa Olumilua, Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, who spoke to newsmen said Fayemi had also directed Ayodeji Ajayi, Head of Service, “to collate all available vacancies in the civil service, with the overhead implications to enable the state government to prepare to recruit suitable and qualified Ekiti citizens into the public service, irrespective of the party affiliations.”
Fayose, reacting to the mass sack, said Fayemi has succeeded in writing his name in the history books of Ekiti as one who inflicted sorrow on the people.
“He has demonstrated this by sacking Ekiti people who were duly employed by the state government.
“Whoever that applauds this show of wickedness will be reminded in future when actions of Fayemi will also be reviewed,” Fayose said.
The former governor of the state urged the victims to approach the court of law to ensure their rights are not infringed upon.
“As for those who have now become victims of this act of wickedness and political vendetta, they should enforce their rights to seek redress in the court of law.”
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