Supreme Court Okays Fayemi As Ekiti State Governor

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Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi

The Supreme Court, Wednesday, affirmed Kayode Fayemi as the incumbent governor of Ekiti State.

The court dismissed the suit filed by Chief Segun Oni against the incumbent for being incompetent.

Oni in the suit claimed that Fayemi was not eligible to run as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for not resigning as Minister of Mines and Steel Development 30 days before the party’s primary election.

The ex-governor who came second in the APC governorship primary also claimed that Fayemi should not have contested on the strength of an indictment by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by former Governor Ayo Fayose.

The Panel’s White Paper which indicted Fayemi and banned him from office for 10 years has been quashed by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.