Tribunal upholds Fayemi’s victory

Image result for Tribunal upholds Fayemi’s victoryKamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the electoral victory of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in the July 14 governorship poll.
The tribunal said the petitioners, the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, failed to prove allegations of substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
The three-man panel held that the petitioners failed to prove that Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress was not duly returned as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
In the over 700-page petition filed on Friday, Olusola had asked the tribunal to declare him as the winner of the election “having scored the majority of lawful votes.”

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