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Fayose Ekiti governor warns Buhari against 'influencing’ tribunal judgments

Fayose reiterated that influencing the judiciary in favour of APC is 'worse than corruption that the president is battling in all sphere of the economy.'

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Governor Ayodele Fayose.

(Daily Post)

Ekiti State governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, to refrain from influencing tribunal judgments.

Read: 4 major points that nailed Rivers governor at election tribunal

Reacting to the judgment of the Rivers State election tribunal judgement that sacked Governor Nyesom Wike, Fayose reiterated that influencing the judiciary in favour of APC is 'worse than corruption that the president is battling in all sphere of the economy.' 

In a statement released by the special assistant to the governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, "The seeming collaboration between the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government and a section of the judiciary is worrisome and portends grave danger to the corporate existence of Nigeria.

Read: PDP: Former ruling party rejects Wike's sack

'This is worse than corruption that the president claimed to be fighting,' he began.

Continuing, he said, 'the desperation to take over the South-south states of Rivers and Akwa Ibom through the backdoor by President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC, in preparation for 2019, using the judiciary may, cause anarchy in the country.

 

'There were widespread electoral malpractices during the presidential election in the North, with rampant under-aged voting. Yet, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not take steps capable of threatening Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Read: Wike: I will appeal tribunal's judgment, says Rivers governor

'Curiously too, in a State like Yobe where it was established that the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Abu Zarma received N15 million bribe from the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Zakari Deba to influence the State Governorship election, the tribunal did not nullify the election.

'The consequences of the orchestrated plot to prevent the people of Western Region from having the government of their choice through a fair and just election in 1964 should be a watchful example for Nigerians in general and President Buhari in particular.

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'Governors Wike and Udom, as well as the teeming supporters of our party, PDP in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States should not be deterred and discouraged as I am sure that by the special grace of God, they will laugh last,' the statement read.

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