Ekiti poll: Fayose breaks silence, blasts Buhari for aiding Fayemi’s ‘Pyrrhic’ victory


…says ‘We will reclaim Eleka’s stolen mandate in court’

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted for the first time since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Dr. Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Recall that Governor Fayose supported his Deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka in the election.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said Fayemi had satisfied the requirement of the law by polling the highest lawful votes in the election.

Fayemi polled 197, 459 to Olusola who scored 178,121 votes.

Reacting to the election results, Fayose said the presidency not to rejoice yet, as he will have the last laugh.

Fayose asked Buhari to bury his head in shame for using the police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and INEC to snatch the mandate given to Olusola and deliver it to Fayemi “whom Ekiti people rejected.”

Fayose in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said Buhari had demonstrated truly that he was not a democrat, but a dictator and fascist per excellence.

“I am Peter Ayodele Fayose, I hold with my head high. I can never be suppressed. I don’t lose battles and I will not lose this. I will laugh last.

“The President should note what the Bible says which applies to him. ‘ He that wears the armour should not boast as he that removes it. ’

“It is only Buhari that will pride himself with the security shooting sporadically at polling centres, scaring people to pave the way for the APC thugs to snatch ballot boxes .”

Fayose said what Buhari had won as referendum from Ekiti people, Nigerians, and international community “is shame.”

He added, “If APC has truly won, why is it that there is no jubilation in Ekiti?

The victory of Kayode Fayemi is pyrrhic. We will reclaim the stolen mandate in the court by the power of God. ”