The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, has on Thursday, affirmed the victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, at the July 14, 2018, Governorship election in the State.
The three-man Panel, led by Justice Stephen Adah, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Candidate in the election, Olusola Eleka.
Describing the appeal as “unmeritorious”, Justice Adah affirmed the July 28, 2019, judgment of the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which had upheld Fayemi’s victory at the poll.
Delivering the Judgment, Justice Adah, who gave only a summary of the Court of Appeal’s verdict on Thursday, resolved all the seven issues raised against the appellants, and in favour of the respondents, Fayemi, INEC, and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The court, which had conducted a hearing on the appeal, earlier on Tuesday, dismissed the case in its judgment on Thursday, for lacking in merit.
Justices Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson and Emmanuel Agim, agreed with the lead judgment delivered by Justice Adah.