The Supreme Court has asserted the race of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State subsequent to rejecting the intrigue documented by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship competitor in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka.
In a consistent judgment, a five-man board of the Supreme Court driven by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that the intrigue testing the result of the survey needed legitimacy.
Subsequently, Justice John Okoro, who read the lead judgment, attested the decisions of both the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal and the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which had both rejected the request testing the result of the July 2018 survey.
Equity Okoro held: "I am fulfilled to hold that there is no legitimacy in this intrigue. It must be noticed that the two courts had expelled the intrigue.
"This court is, accordingly, reluctant to intercede with the simultaneous discoveries of the lower court and the council. The court can possibly mediate in simultaneous decisions if there is clear instance of unsuccessful labor of equity. In the moment claim, there is no such proof that the discoveries occasioned a premature delivery of equity," Justice Okoro held.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had that announced Fayemi and the All Progressives Congress surveyed a sum of 197,459 votes to crushed Olusola-Eleka and the PDP who set second with 178,121 votes in the July 14, 2018 decision.
Disappointed with the result, PDP and Olusola-Eleka had documented their appeal before the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal which sat and conveyed its judgment in Abuja.
The applicants claimed among others in their request that the race was damaged by a great deal of wrongs incorporating resistance with the Electoral Act.
Be that as it may, the council on January 28, 2019, rejected their request and avowed the outcomes pronounced by INEC.
The solicitors further spoke to the Court of Appeal, raising seven issues against the judgment of the council.
In any case, conveying judgment, Justice Stephen Adah who drove the three-man board of the Court of Appeal, settled all the seven issues raised against the appellants and for the respondents – Fayemi, INEC and APC.
Equity Adah expelled the case for ailing in legitimacy, a choice the two different individuals from the board – Justices Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson and Emmanuel Agim, assented to.
In their further intrigue to the Supreme Court, the PDP and Olusola-Eleka, encouraged the zenith court through their legal advisor, Yusuf Ali, to upturn the lower court's judgment.