The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the Ekiti State Governorship election, Professor Kolapo Olusola–Eleka to head for the election tribunal if it feels aggrieved.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi won the election, which was widely adjudged to be free and fair. However, the PDP has described it as a stolen mandate while incumbent Governor, Ayodele Fayose faulted the outcome of the poll.
Fayose described Fayiemi’s victory as temporary, adding that it would be upturned at the tribunal. The electoral body, INEC, has however maintained its neutrality, insisting that the result of the election was a reflection of the will of the people.
The agency’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Wole Osaze-Uzzi, however said INEC welcomes the decision of Professor Eleka to go to the tribunal on the outcome of the governorship election instead of resorting to incitement or media trial.
Osaze-Uzzi rated the outcome of the election as good and a fair reflection of the will of the people of Ekiti, noting that international and local observers also rated the conduct of the poll as good.