Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has described the decision of the Court of Appeal, which upheld his June 21, 2014 electoral victory, as a triumph of the will of the people over political bitterness aided by selfish interests.
Reacting to the unanimous judgment, Fayose, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, urged the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Kayode Fayemi, to face the reality of their electoral loss.
“What the Court of Appeal in Abuja did today further attested to the fact that the will of the people, clearly expressed, cannot be thwarted by a clique being propelled by political bitterness and selfish interests they want to promote.
“In the history of elections in Nigeria, I stand to be corrected, the election that brought me to office ranked alongside the June 12, 1993 presidential poll in terms of fairness, credibility and so on.
“Those who thought they could circumvent the process and the will of the people have been put to shame. I thank the judiciary for proving again that it is the hope of the common man. I hope that after suffering defeat in the 16 local governments, losing three nil at the tribunal and also losing woefully again at the Court of Appeal, the APC and Fayemi would give peace a chance”, he said.