Fayose in apparent obliviousness of his primary assignment which was the welfare of the people of Ekiti state was rather drawn into the politics of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At the height of things, it was difficult identifying who actually was the spokesman of the then ruling party.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated his former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on winning the Ekiti State governorship election held on Saturday.
“In all this, the people of Ekiti State have spoken loud and clear, and democracy has won again,” the President Muhammadu Buhari said.
Fayose alleged that policemen were reported to be supervising ballot snatching as well as providing cover for those engaged in the distribution of money on the election day. According to him, all attempts to personally report the alleged incidents to police high authorities were rebuffed.
Kayode Fayemi who arrived his Polling Unit 009 in Isan Ekiti at 10.20am accompanied by his wife and members of his household, promptly took his place on the queue, but one of the Presiding Officers approached and offered him the opportunity to cast his vote immediately. However, Fayemi weighed the option for a while and consulted with his wife. Thereafter, he asked the voters, if they would permit him to vote ahead of them. Their response was an overwhelming, ‘yes’. After casting his vote.
Voting has started in most of the towns in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. As early as 6.30 am, voters were already at their polling units awaiting election materials. At Ayegbaju Ward 4, unit 002, the European Union Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr Keti Karlsen, hailed the peaceful manner the election commenced.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said: “We thank the people of Ekiti for being kind and hospitable to us all along. We, the leaders of APC are here to greet Ekiti people and commend them for being tolerant to the maladministration of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) before the emergence of the APC at the Federal level and Ekiti, in particular.”
Hailing a “historic night”, Mr López Obrador called on all Mexicans to reconcile and repeated his campaign pledge to review energy contracts for signs of corruption. “Corruption is… the result of a decadent political regime. We are absolutely convinced that this evil is the main cause of social and economic inequality, and also that corruption is to blame for the violence in our country,” he said.
Eunice Atuejide, a lawyer, with practices in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, is the presidential candidate of National Interest Pary, which she founded.
“We need men and women from every corner of the country bound by a common objective to create a Nigeria which works for every Nigerian,” Eunice Atuejide said.