2018 Ekiti Guber Election: Fayose Hints on Contesting

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that he would contest the 2018 governorship in the state to complete his first tenure in office.
Fayose was first elected Ekiti Governor in 2003 but impeached in 2006.
However, the Supreme Court in 2014 nullified the impeachment seven months to the end of his first term.
Speaking on Monday Fayose said he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election ‎so that he could serve out his term.
Fayose, speaking on a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti, explained why he chose to roll out his campaign posters.
The Governor said that since the apex court had said that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what that ruling means and also consider seeking a re-election in 2018.
He said: “The continuity poster you see my image in and which is spreading across the state can be interpreted in two ways. First is the need for me to ask the apex court to explain its 2014 ruling that my so-called impeachment in 2004 was ‎illegal, null and void and consider a re-election in 2018 so that I can complete my term.
“Second is for me to get our own man, one who is like Ayo Fayose to continue after my tenure in 2018.”
Earlier Fayose reiterated his desire to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff wins at the Supreme Court.
He removed the logo and name of PDP from his campaign office at Olora junction, Adebayo, Ado-Ekiti, which has pitched him against some leaders of the party.

Author: News Editor

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