Fayemi Vs Olusola: Supreme Court Fixes Date To Rule On Ekiti Gov’ship Election
The Supreme Court on Thursday heard and fixed May 24 for judgment on the appeal filed by the PDP and its governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka contesting the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The decision was taken by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammed-led five-man panel of the apex court.
Olusola-Eleka in his appeal sought to overturn the concurrent judgments of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which had both upheld Fayemi’s election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Fayemi and APC polled a total of 197,459 votes to defeated Olusola-Eleka and the PDP who placed second with 178,121 votes in the July 14, 2018 election.