The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the final governorship election held in Ekiti State
A 3-man panel of the court, in unanimous judgment on Thursday night, dismissed the appeal by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate within the election. Kolapo Olusola, for missing in benefit.
The court upheld the January 28, 2019 judgment of the Ekiti State Election Tribunal, which sat in Abuja owing to drawback of insecurity in Ekiti State.
The tribunal had, in its judgment, upheld Fayemi’s victory and dismissed the petition by PDP and Olusola on the grounds that they did not show their allegations, amongst which was that the election was marred by irregularities.
Justice Stephen Adah, who learn the lead judgment, resolved the seven points, recognized for dedication, in favour of the respondents – Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC and Fayemi.
Justice Adah, on the graduation of proceedings, at round 7.05pm, famous that the day was quick spent and elected to learn a abstract of the lead judgment.
After asserting that the seven points have been resolved in opposition to the appellants, Justice Adah proceeded to uphold the sooner judgment of the tribunal.
He subsequently dismissed the appeal for missing in benefit.
Other members of the panel: Justices Tinuade Akomolafe Wilson and Emmanuel Agim agreed with the lead judgment.
The proceedings lasted lower than 30 minutes