The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 14 governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has filed his petition against the declaration of  Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress as governor-elect.

Olusola in the petition said he polled the highest number of lawful votes in the election.

Fayemi polled a total of 197, 459 to defeat Olusola, who garnered 178, 121 votes.

Olusola, together with his running mate, Kazeem Ogunsakin, filed the petition on Friday at the Election Petition Tribunal located within the premises of the Ekiti State High Court at about 5.15pm.

His legal team, according to Olusola, is headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Yusuf Ali.

Briefing newsmen after submitting the over 700 page petition to the Tribunal Secretary, Olusola , in the petition urged the court to declare the winner of the election.

“I  am challenging the election results not out of desperation to be governor, but for reasons of future and posterity, and largely on behalf of the people of Ekiti, who were taken aback by the outcome of the election.

“Without doubt, the will of the people was subverted by those who have chosen to take Nigeria back to the dark days of ballot stuffing, ballot boxes snatching and outright falsification of election results and I believe they deserve to get justice.

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“As law abiding citizens of our country, the only path of honour to take in a situation like this is the process that we have initiated today, to seek redress against the use of security forces and other instruments of the federal government to suppress the will of our
people.

One of the leaders of hus legal team, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), said what the petitioner was asking for was outright nullification of the election that produced Fayemi and declare their client winner of the poll.

“By the time the hearing begins, we are going to prove cases of falsification of results, ballot snatching, ballot stuffing and use of powers to subvert the will of the people. By the time we do this, the whole world can judge who was the actual winner.

“We are confident that justice will be done in this case, we are sure that our client shall get justice”, he said.

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