Jubilation and knocks have trailed the result of the governorship election in Ekiti, in which Mr. Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past minister of Mines and Steel Development, polled 197,459 votes to defeat Prof. Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 178,121 votes.
The PDP and Olusola-Eleka, yesterday, rejected the results, saying it did not reflect the true outcome of the poll.
Olusola-Eleka justified his claim by citing allegations of intimidation, oppression and inducement by security agents which he said aided and abetted manipulation of the electoral process.
He described the alleged manipulation of the poll as “most audacious electoral robbery of our recent history”, which he said “shall not stand.”
He alleged further that APC rigged the poll by leveraging on its well-advertised but patently obnoxious and anti-democratic federal might to intimidate, harass, victimise, oppress and brutalise PDP leaders, members and the voting public all over the state.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja shortly after INEC declared Fayemi winner, yesterday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan described the outcome as “a daylight robbery, a brazen subversion of the will of the people and direct assault on our democracy.”
Ologbondiyan stated that judging from the results from the polling centers across the state, it was obvious Olusola-Eleka won with a “comfortable margin.”