The candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has headed to court to challenge the victory of the Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi at the Elections Petitions Tribunal.
An unhappy Olusola described Fayemi’s victory as an “Audacious electoral robbery of our recent history”.
Addressing a news conference in his office on Sunday, Olusola claimed that he won the election with more than 70 percent of valid votes cast in the 16 council areas and vowed to reclaim his ‘mandate’ by judicial means.
“I, therefore, reject the falsified results being bandied by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 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 on 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.”
He stated further;

“INEC on its own part reneged on its promise to have results counted, declared, and pasted on the wall of each polling station. There was nowhere INEC transmitted results from the polling centers as earlier promised.
Ballot boxes were illegally moved to INEC offices while our agents were disallowed from following the process. INEC also allowed late voting by APC in hideouts when it was obvious the figures still would not add up after all the infractions mentioned above.
Still, when all of these shenanigans still failed to give them the figures they needed, they stopped the announcement of results ward-by-ward, caused a deliberate power outage at the collation center, with no alternative source of power provided for a long time, and then wrote results in favour of APC and its candidate.
Without doubt, what has played out in Ekiti is the APC template for the 2019 General Election, where they have mapped out Rivers and Akwa Ibom as States they must capture at all costs like they are now trying to do Ekiti.
It is now left for the opposition and opposition figures, most especially presidential hopefuls in 2019, to stand up to be counted in the struggle to roll back President Muhammadu Buhari’s creeping fascism or throw in the towel without a fight.”
Eleka will be heading to the Tribunal with 5 SANs who have volunteered to work on his case Pro-bono.

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