Fayose reacts to Osun governorship election

The outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has finally reacted to the recently concluded Osun governorship election and its rerun which was largely condemned by local and International observers.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the original Guber poll inconclusive, stating that the margin of votes between the two leading parties was smaller than the number of cancelled votes.

Consequently INEC declared a supplementary poll between the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on the 26thof September.

The election rerun was however roundly condemned by civil society groups as well as local and international observer groups; the election was marred by intimidation of voters and violence as Oyetola was declared winner by a margin of 400 votes.

While the election lasted however, critics wondered why Ayodele Fayose was not on ground to galvanise support for the PDP candidate Senator Adeleke or better still why the once vocal governor and critic of the APC led administration suddenly became silent after the governorship election in Ekiti state which was also won by the APC under questionable circumstances.

The strongman of Ekiti however broke his silence on the recently concluded Osun election by issuing the statement below on social media;

“It was obvious even to the blind that the Osun election as was the case with Ekiti was a contest between the PDP and the security agencies supervised by a compromised INEC.

The Osun supplementary election was just a repeat of what happened in Ekiti state on July 14 and it is unfortunate that again the will of the people has been perverted.

With the show of shame that happened in last Saturday’s Osun state governorship election in general and the Thursday rerun in particular, there is no other conclusion to draw than that democracy is now dead in our beloved country.

Therefore, we want to believe that conscionable Nigerians and the survival of this country as a whole are at the mercy of God and of the judiciary. And if the judiciary fails to rise up to the occasion, Nigerians will be among men the most miserable.”

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