Posted on Fri 28 Sep 2018, 07:56 PM

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, rejected the results of the supplementary poll in which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner.

In a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor said the outcome of the election is evidence that democracy is dead in the country.

“With the show of shame that happened in last Saturday’s Osun state governorship election and the Thursday rerun, in particular, there is no other conclusion to draw than that democracy is now dead in our beloved country.”

“We are in critical times. The Osun supplementary election was just a repeat of what happened in Ekiti State on July 14th. And it is unfortunate that, again, the will of the people has been perverted.

 “It was obvious even to the blind that the Osun election, as was the case with Ekiti, was a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and the security agencies supervised by a compromised Independent National Electoral Commission.”

Governor Fayose shared a though about what lies ahead of the country's judiciary.

“Therefore, we want to believe that conscionable Nigerians and the survival of this country as a whole are at the mercy of God and of the judiciary. And if the judiciary fails to rise up to the occasion, Nigerians will be among men the most miserable”
Oyetola polled 255,505 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party Candidate, Ademola Adeleke, polled 255,023 votes.

 

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