Ekiti: PDP’s Candidate Olusola Heads For Tribunal
Defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Prof. Kolapo Olusola, said yesterday he will challenge Governor-elect Kayode Fayemi’s victory at the Tribunal.
He described Fayemi’s victory as “the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history.”
Speaking to reporters at his office, Olusola claimed he won the election with more than 70 per cent of valid votes cast and vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ through judicial means.
He alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the federal might to pervert the electoral process, subvert the will of Ekiti people and viciously steal the “mandate’freely given” to him.
Olusola said: “I therefore reject the falsified results being bandied by the Independent National Electoral Commission,(INEC) which purportedly gave the election to the All Progressives Congress and its candidate; Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.
“This is the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history. It shall not stand. By the grace of Almighty God and your support, I will pursue and regain my mandate.
“To rig this election, the APC leveraged its well-advertised but patently obnoxious and anti-democratic “Federal might” to intimidate, harass, victimize, oppress, and brutalize PDP leaders, members, and the voting public all over Ekiti.
“This brutal and barbaric process, which started well before the election, did not spare Gov. Ayo Fayose and me; as the whole world had seen and had condemned. It is quite unfortunate that the harassment has continued even after the election.
“On Saturday, July 14th, the security agencies and INEC upped the ante, threw all caution to the wind, went back on their promises to be impartial and to conduct credible elections; they sided with APC and Fayemi to the chagrin of our party, myself, and the good people of Ekiti State.”
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