The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has rejected the outcome of the election as announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The electoral umpire had on Sunday declared Fayemi as the winner of the election.
He accused Fayemi of using “federal might” to win the contest. According to him, his party secured “more than 70 per cent of lawful votes cast” in the election.
“PDP and I won the election overwhelmingly, receiving more than 70 per cent of lawful votes cast and winning in almost all of the State’s 16 local government areas.
“I, therefore, reject the falsified results being bandied by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which purportedly gave the election to the All Progressives Congress and its Candidate, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi.
”The results as declared by INEC were the most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history, it shall not stand. By the grace of Almighty God and your support, I will pursue and regain my mandate.”
He further alleged that his party chieftains and electorate were oppressed and brutalized by the APC.
“the APC leveraged on its well-advertised but patently obnoxious and anti-democratic Federal might to intimidate, harass, victimize, oppress, and brutalize PDP leaders, members, and the voting public all over Ekiti.
“This brutal and barbaric process, which started well before the election, did not spare Governor Ayo Fayose and me; as the whole world had seen and had condemned. It is quite unfortunate that the harassment has continued even after the election.
“On Saturday, July 14th, the security agencies and INEC upped the ante, threw all caution to the wind, went back on their promises to be impartial and to conduct credible elections; they sided with APC and Fayemi to the chagrin of our party, myself, and the good people of Ekiti State.
“Despite the alarm we had earlier raised, the security agencies not only supported but also supervised the indiscriminate arrest of our party leaders and agents; the harassment and brutalization of voters on a massive scale, especially in Ado-Ekiti, Ikere and the suburbs.