People’s Democratic Party PDP express confidence 2018 Ekiti governorship election will be overturned at the Court of Appeal


People’s Democratic Party PDP, has expressed confidence over Monday judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed the victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi at the July 14, 2018 Ekiti governorship election will be overturned at the Court of Appeal.

The party said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in reaction to the Tribunal’s judgment that affirmed the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the poll.

Ologbondiyan expressed confidence that victory would be handed to the PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola-Eleka, whom he described as the clear winner of the election.

He urged all members of the party, particularly those in Ekiti State, not to despair over the judgment.

The three-man panel, in a unanimous judgment in Abuja dismissed the suit filed by the PDP and its candidate, Olusola-Eleka.

The tribunal held that the various allegations raised by the petitioners were not proved as required by law, adding that “worthless documents were dumped on the tribunal.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Suleiman Bolaji Belgore, said contrary to the claims of the petitioners, Fayemi was duly and lawfully returned as winner of majority votes by the Independent National Electoral Commission.