You’re free to challenge my victory in Supreme Court, Fayemi tells PDP

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said his major challenger for the governorship seat, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) could challenge his victory at Supreme Court.

Fayemi said this on Friday in Ado Ekiti during a programme tagged “Meet Your Governor”.

The governor recently recorded another victory over the PDP candidate at the Court of Appeal.

Fayemi said he does not consider Olusola-Eleka as an enemy in spite of their differences.

“I have never seen Prof Olusola Eleka as an enemy, but I have been seeing him as a co-contestant, so we won’t shy from approaching him to seek his advice on any issue we feel he could be of help for smooth running of our government.

”But this should not be misinterpreted to mean that we are trying to prevent him from seeking justice up to the supreme court; he is free to challenge us.

“The Appeal Court, on Thursday delivered its judgment, declaring that PDP has no evidence of rigging against us, so we are not afraid of being challenged,” Fayemi said.

He also denied allegation that federal might and money were deployed to muzzle the opposition during the general elections.

”If you look at the outcome of the results, there was no local government where opposition did not score at least 30 percent in all the 16 local government areas

“So, the conduct had been adjudged free, fair and the outcome was credible going by what INEC said,” he said.

Fayemi said he would soon conduct elections to re-establish Local Council Development Areas for the development of grassroots.