A human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has joined millions of Nigerians to congratulate the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose over the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his governorship election, saying that the Supreme Court verdict was a well deserved victory by the Governor Fayose.
The group also condemned 19 members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the Ekiti State House of Assembly for what the group calls anti-democratic behavior, which plunged the state into political violence that led to the death of one person. The group described the Ekiti APC lawmakers as ungodly set of people and anti-democratic forces, who want to capitalize on the victory of General Muhammadu Buhari to
cause political crisis in the state.The Centre urged the aggrieved lawmakers to learn how to respect constituted authority.
“Governor Ayodele Fayose legally and duly won the June 21st,2014 governorship election and nobody can change the mandate given to Fayose by the people of Ekiti State for the next four years. APC and its co-travelers should accept their defeat in good faith. Governor Fayose is a political champion in Ekiti State. Any illegal attempt to remove Fayose will be thwarted by God.
“From CHRSJ, we strongly condemned the APC lawmakers led by Adewale Omirin for plunging the state into political crisis, which lead to the death of one person. Omirin and his allies should have been arrested by now if we are in a sane country because of their recent instigated political crisis in the state on the ground that the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari will lead the APC government from May 29th, 2015. We want to use this medium to call on appropriate authority in the land to arrest Omirin and his law breakers and be prosecuted for murder accordingly,” the group said in a statement.
The Supreme Court affirmed the election of Fayose as the winner of Ekiti state governorship election which was held on June 21, 2014,dismissing the appeal filed by the
All Progressives Congress (APC) against the concurrent judgments of the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, Ekiti Division.
The Supreme Court described the appeal as “lacking in merit.” The appeal was filed by the APC even though its candidate at the election Kayode Fayemi conceded defeat.
In the lead judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court held that the impeachment of Fayose in 2006 was not a ground for his disqualification for the governorship race in 2014, particularly,
when the impeachment panel constituted against him was an “unconstitutional body” having been appointed by an acting chief judge who was equally “unconstitutionally appointed”, as Chief Judge of the state.

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