Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and the state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have vowed that the declaration of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor-elect of Ekiti State would not stand.
They claimed Fayemi is parading a stolen mandate of Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, having allegedly committed what they termed ‘poll fraud.”
Fayose also slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for applauding and approving what he described as “a charade.”
Reacting to a statement by a media aide of Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, entitled: “Fayose: In the end, a high-powered nothing,” issued by the Presidency, Fayose said if Buhari was a democrat, he would not have supported a situation whereby the will of the people was subverted through the use of brutal force.
Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, on the outcome of the election, the party’s chairman, Gboyega Oguntuase, also accused INEC and security of conspiring to subvert the will of the electorate.
Oguntuase accused the two Federal Government’s agencies of allocating votes to Fayemi, just
to disgrace Governor Fayose, who he said has been consistent as the major opposition to the president.
Oguntuase claimed over 20 members of the party, including the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Dipo Anisulowo and four of his aides among others were arrested by combined forces of military and paramilitary security outfits and clamped in detention on the day of election.
He described the governorship poll as an embarrassment to democrats across the globe, claiming APC governors spent humongous amount that could have been used to develop their states to buy votes.
Oguntuase claimed that the Federal Government deliberately delayed June allocation to Ekiti to create impression that Fayose was owing salaries and to sway votes for the APC.