Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Fayose’s 2006 Impeachment Invalid-Supreme Court Rules

Some good news for embattled Governor of Ekiti State at last as judgement was today delivered in his favour by the Apex court. The Supreme Court has upheld the judgements of both the Ekiti State Governorship Tribunal and the Court of Appeal which had earlier affirmed Governor Ayodele Fayose’s victory. The apex court, ‎also said that Fayose was not validly impeached in 2006.

In an unanimous judgement, Tuesday, a seven-man panel of Justices of the court led by Justice John Fabiyi, also held that the appeal which challenged Fayose’s election victory at the 2014 Ekiti State governorship election lacked merit.

The panel maintained that the APC failed to prove its allegation that the election was fraught with unparalleled irregularities, adding that the allegation that Fayose tendered forged Higher National Diploma Certificate ‎to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was not proved beyond every reasonable doubt.

Source: Vanguard

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