|Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State governor
The Supreme Court on Friday threw out Chief Segun Oni’s petition seeking to unseat Dr. Kayode Fayemi as Governor of Ekiti State.
The plaintiff, ousted as chief executive of the state by an Ilorin Appeal Court on October 15, 2010, had earlier approached the Court of Appeal, sitting in Ado-Ekiti for a review of the case which he lost before eventually approaching the apex court.
The seven-man panel unanimously struck out Oni’s suit; thus laying to rest the nation’s longest election petition that spanned from 2007 to 2013.
Jubilation rocked the state capital, Ado-Ekiti, immediately the news filtered in as the governor’s supporters and well-wishers took to the streets in their thousands to celebrate the long-awaited verdict.
The supporters, who held their brooms, the symbol of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), sang various songs of solidarity and victory; chanting different slogans including the popular “4+4= 8” and “JKF- Just Keep Faith”, “Eyiyato” among others.
There was traffic congestion on both lanes from Fajuyi to Old Garage, with different groups and bands singing and dancing, while commuters took alternative routes through Oke Ori Omi- Aremu- Irona road and Ile Abiye- GRA- Fajuyi road to get to their destinations.
Addressing the party’s supporters in Ado Ekiti, the Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu, wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Owolabi, and the Chief of Staff, Mr Yemi Adaramodu, thanked the people for keeping faith with the party and Governor Fayemi throughout the judicial tussle.
They assured that the Fayemi-led administration would not relent in pursuing people-oriented programmes and projects as enunciated in its eight-point agenda.
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