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Supreme Court substantiates Fayose’s victory

14 April 2015, 11:20

Abuja - The Supreme Court has affirmed Ayodele Fayose as the duly elected governor of Ekiti State in the June 21, 2014 election, Punch reports.

The apex court upheld the earlier decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal, which had both earlier ruled that the petition challenging Fayose’s victory lacked merit.

Also read: Ekiti lawmakers direct Chief Judge to investigate Fayose

In the lead judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed all the grounds of appeal filed by the petitioner – the All Progressives Congress – and resolved all four issues arising from the appeal against the party.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared that Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 203 090 votes to defeat the then incumbent governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress who polled 120 433 votes‎ in the election.

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