Supreme Court Validates Fayemi’s Election Throws Oni’s Petition inside Gutter

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Supreme Court Validates Fayemi’s Election Throws Oni’s Petition inside Gutter
Supreme Court Validates Fayemi’s Election Throws Oni’s Petition inside Gutter

The Supreme Court earlier today upheld the election of Kayode Fayemi as the legitimate Governor of Ekiti State.

In a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel, the court held that the appeal by Segun Oni was statute barred.

Justice Amiru Sanusi, in the lead judgment, held that the case, being a pre-election one, was not commenced at the trial court, within the required time, as stipulated under the Forth Alteration Act.

Oni, an ex-Governor of Ekiti State had appealed the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the decision of a Federal High Court, to the effect that his (Oni’s) challenge of Fayemi’s eligibility to contest the last governorship election in the state, was without merit.

 

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