Posted by Ayodele Afolabi, Ado Ekiti | 25 July 2018 | 972 times
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll in Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the election tribunal are jointly frustrating his efforts to challenge the declaration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner.
Olusola said that despite fulfilling necessary steps, his applications to the INEC for certified true copies of election documents, and his application for motion exparte made to the tribunal were being rebuffed.
He raised the alarm that the delay in response from both INEC and tribunal were planned to allow time to run against him in instituting the action within the legal timeframe.
The deputy governor noted that 10 days had already passed out of the 21 days which the law allows him to present his case, urging INEC and the tribunal to expedite action on his applications and allow the law to take its course.
When called to react to the allegations, the REC said he was unable to respond as he was just leaving his office. He promised to respond to the allegation today.
A source in INEC said the commission in Ekiti was awaiting instructions from the Abuja office before acting on Olusola’s applications.
•Excerpted from Guardian report
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