Posted by News Express | 14 December 2015 | 2,652 times
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has raised the alarm over what he calls a plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to upturn the judgement of the Supreme Court on the 2014 governorship election.
Mr Fayose at a press conference in Lagos on Sunday said that there were attempts by the ruling party to use the military inquiry reports when delivered to upturn the Supreme Court judgement.
The military had constituted a panel of inquiry into the operations of its officials in the governorship election, after the APC alleged that the military connived with the Peoples Democratic Party (Mr Fayose’s party) to rig the election in Fayose’s favour.
“They went to Kaduna and after all submissions, they want to now come up and say that military rigged Ekiti election.
“They are releasing their report very soon and they want to come back and say that, knowing fully that the military report holds no water in law, the attorney General of the nation or other agencies of the Federal Government will want that report revealed and that will be issued in Kaduna any time from now.
“They want to use that and approach the Supreme Court to review its position which is not known to law.”
Governor Fayose also warned that the situation was capable of killing Nigeria’s democracy, insisting that the governorship election that brought him in was the best.
He claimed that foreign observers had expressed confidence in the process.
The Ekiti Stat Governor, however, urged the Federal Government not to allow any decision capable of disturbing the nation’s democracy.
“I want to remind them that they are on the verge of destroying democracy in Nigeria. Nigerians, their votes and their views must be respected.
“If the International community said it went well and the US said it went well, I am saying it expressly, Ekiti election was the best.
“The consequence of dictatorship is the fall of the dictator. It is better he treads softly and remembers the same Nigerians who gave you opportunity after several attempts. We cannot be muscled.” (Channels TV)
•Photo shows Gov. Fayose.
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