“If Fayemi is interested in governing Ekiti State again, he should seek power through the ballot box and not through the backdoor.”

Those are the words of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Monday.

He accused his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi of arm-twisting the Supreme Court to review its judgment of April 14, 2015, which validated the governor’s election in the June 21, 2014 governorship election.

He alleged that Fayemi is already claiming that he had the backing of three newly appointed justices of the Supreme Court, the Department of State Services (DSS) and other top organs of the federal government to force the Supreme Court to review its judgment.

“We are not unmindful of the allegation made by a Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta that the Minister of Transportation and former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi begged him to ensure that my election was set aside and another election ordered for his friend, Fayemi to contest.

"Curiously, that grievous allegation was ignored by the powers that be. 

"If Fayemi could try, using Amaechi to approach Supreme Court justices to procure black market judgment then, nothing stops him from trying to do same now that it is very clear that he can never achieve his ambition to be Ekiti governor once again through the votes of the people and we urge Nigerians to take note,” Fayose said.

He adds that Fayemi has failed to secure the confidence of the APC leadership to contest the 2018 governorship election.

"Having realised how difficult it will be for him to clinch APC ticket not to even talk of winning the election proper, Fayemi has opted to seek power through the backdoor".

"Fayemi and his cohorts are even boasting that they are only putting pressure on the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen to join them in the devilish plot", he said.