Fayose Warns INEC Against Rigging Of Ekiti Election
As the build up to the July 14 governorship elections in Ekiti state continues, Governor Ayodele Fayose, has boldly stated that no form of rigging would be allowed during the gubernatorial polls.
He called on all concerned stakeholders to ensure a free and fair election as all forms of election malpractice would be firmly resisted.
Fayose stated this on Thursday during the commissioning of the new judiciary complex in the state capital, named after the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Ademola Ajakaye, who was the first Chief Judge of the state.
Fayose said: “In another six weeks there would be an election in our state. We will know whether there’s a difference between the boys and the men. I’m aware of all the things you are trying to do because you don’t know what I know. You will fail the same way you failed in Anambra. You will fail woefully here. Every machination shall fail.”
Fayose, who, however, refused to mention names said: “I dare INEC to come and rig here, I dare you to come and rig in Ekiti; I assure you that you will meet a brick wall.”
Speaking on the new structure, he said justice Ajakaye deserved being honoured with the building while alive because, according to him, he read of the sacrifices Oba Ajakaye made when the state was created in 1990.
Fayose also called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was represented at the occassion by Justice Olu Ariwoola, to look into issues raised on the state of the judiciary in the state.
“Ekiti needs a customary court of appeal. I have signed it and I have spoken with my CJ, and he said he has communicated to Abuja. We deserve it.
“Since 2010, we have only 11 judges. All the judges retiring here, we are not replacing them. What have we done to you? Please tell CJN that we deserve more judges. We have only one female judge. Many of our people are wasting away, their careers are being ruined because Ekiti is being sidelined.”
Source: Naija News