Pulse.ng logo
Go

Ayo Fayose Supreme Court upholds governor’s 2014 election victory

The decision affirming Fayose's victory was reached by the apex court in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

  • Published:
Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose play

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the victory of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose in the June 21, 2014 elections.

The decision was reached by the apex court in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

In unanimously affirming Fayose’s victory, a seven-man panel led by Justice John Fabiyi supported the earlier decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal, which both ruled that the petition challenging Fayose’s victory lacked merit.

The Supreme court also dismissed the appeal of the petitioner, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Fayose won 203,090 votes to defeat APC candidate and incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi who won 120,433 votes.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.