The PDP candidate in the July 14, 2018, governorship election in Ekiti, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has rejected the judgment of the Court of Appeal in a suit he instituted to challenge the victory of Gov. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Olusola-Eleka who made his disappointment known earlier today also expressed regrets at the manner in which the Appeal Court dismissed his appeal, saying it suggested that “our democracy is endangered.’’
“The judiciary is being gagged and justices are constantly being molested and persecuted,” he said.
He assured his followers, party and the people of Ekiti that his legal team would study the Appeal Court judgment and take necessary actions.
Prof. Kolapo Olusola (ELEKA)@KOlusolaEleka
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.Think of it-always”
Olusola-Eleka expressed optimism that justice would be served in the end.
He commended the people of the state for the hope and confidence reposed in him, assuring them of victory eventually.
“Let us remain prayerful, it is not over, until it’s over. I have hope in the judiciary and I strongly believe that in the end, justice will be served, ” he said.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja had on Thursday upheld the victory of Fayemi as governor of the state.
In its judgment, the court also upheld the ruling of the Ekiti Election Tribunal of Jan. 28 which affirmed Fayemi’s victory.