Assembly rejects Ekiti election

The Ekiti State House of Assembly have condemned and rejected the result of last Saturday governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The members also adjourned sitting till October 8, 2018, due to alleged harassment of members by security agents.

The adjournment followed a motion by the Hon. Akinyele Olatunji, Leader of Business on Tuesday at the House plenary.

Olatunji described the events leading up to the election and final results as unfortunate, citing the harassment of Governor Ayodele Fayose, PDP leaders and members across the state.

Also, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Samuel Omotoso, said the election did not meet all democratic credentials.

He noted the election was characterised by outrig, vote buying and falsification of results.

Deputy Whip Ekundayo Akinleye, too, said that the outcome of the election hinted that Nigerians should not expect free and fair elections in 2019.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, described the election as a show of shame with thugs and security men openly working for the opposition All Progressives Congress.

The Speaker alleged that figures were inflated in favour of the APC candidate Kayode Fayemi.