- Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has demanded the postponement of the Ondo governorship election
- He also accused some members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party of colluding with APC and INEC to undermine the party
- The governor said that the victory of the party’s candidate Eyitayo Jegede at the Court of Appeal is playing against the PDP in Ondo
Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, has insisted on the postponement of the Ondo governorship election thereby reiterating the call by the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor has described the victory of Eyitayo Jegede, one of the PDP candidates, at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, November 23, as a sign of that the Saturday election was not in favour of the party.
Thus, he has demanded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the election in Ondo as it did during governorship election in Edo state.
On the chances of Eyitayo Jegede in the coming election
Mr. Fayose said: "My opinion, in the spirit of fairness because this fault is from INEC, there were two judgments, the only one INEC was part of was that of Jegede, in a similar situation like the Edo election, there was no basis for INEC's action, for me, it was INEC's deliberate action to undermine this party and the people of Nigeria.
So, if INEC will be fair, if Nigerians want the leader that the people of Ondo State wants, they should create this level playing ground and allow a postponement", the governor said.
It is not the best of times for us and it is not the best for Nigerians and the people of Ondo State, it is a major setback which can only be cured by a postponement. This is not an internal crisis of our party, this is the making of INEC and APC led federal government.
On Justice Salauwa's declaration of Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP candidate
The court wouldn’t have done otherwise because the truth will always remain the truth, they knew from the beginning and it was a machination against the PDP, we have the charlatans in our party that have colluded with them in their lust to cause disaffection in this party and to cause the party to lose election.
It's unfortunate because INEC ab-initio had no reason to do what they have done. In everything we do in life, the place of God can never be defeated, we will continue to look forward to a Nigeria of our dream, a Nigeria our leaders fought for, the Nigeria that is equitable, a Nigeria where democracy is not muscled, a Nigeria where the constitution is not muscled.
The judgement is a defeat against those who colluded with the charlatans in our party to draw our party backward but the Lord will give us direction as we move forward from here, the whole action is regrettable, what they did remains unfortunate in the annals of history and they will still be defeated."
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