The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, has said it will proceed to Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja that upheld Governor Ayodele Fayose’s election, stating it has become more obvious that the election was rigged especially with the recent leaked tape.
In a statement made available yesterday by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, the party said the Governor was impeached legally in 2006 and wonders whether it is right and lawful to allow a man that was impeached over gross misconduct, public funds embezzlement and violation of the constitution to re-contest the position he had earlier lost. Find part of the statement after the cut.
“The judgment has vindicated us on our complaint that it was illegal for the ruling party to deploy troops to intimidate the opponents during election to influence victory for its candidate because this is a clear infringement on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the use of the military.
“The recent audio leak about how the election was rigged by PDP chieftains, including the present beneficiary who used the army to terrorise innocent Ekiti citizens, has further lent credence to our petition that the election was neither free nor fair.
“We are also vindicated that Fayose was legally impeached in 2006. As observed in the judgment, it is now left for the National Assembly to look into the nation’s law whether it is right and lawful to allow a man that was impeached over gross misconduct, public funds embezzlement and violation of the constitution to re-contest the position he had earlier lost over such constitutional breaches.”