Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October

By Editor on 18/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,203

Ekiti State House of Assembly
Ekiti State House of Assembly

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

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

The adjournment followed a motion moved by the Leader of Business, Akinyele Olatunji.

Speaking at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, Olatunji described the process leading to the election and final results as unfortunate.

He condemned the harassment of Governor Ayodele Fayose, Peoples Democratic Party leaders across the state and members of the state assembly by security men.

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

He pointed out that the election was marred by outright brigandage, vote buying and falsification of results.

The Deputy Whip, Ekundayo Akinleye, remarked that the outcome of the election had shown 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.

Oluwawole alleged that figures were brazenly doubled to favour the declared winner and expressed confidence that the stolen mandate would soon be retrieved.

The lawmakers called on the security agencies to leave Ekiti State to allow government business to thrive unhindered.

Posted 18/07/2018 06:34:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
PDP yet to explain the irresponsible expenditure of...

Fed Govt begs Nigerians over bad roads

My agric program will make Anambra Farmers millionaires...

Kogi governor sacks commissioner, names 16 appointees

APC Chieftain in Court, seeks third term for...

Massive shake up in Police as IG moves...

Viable X: Raising Millionaires through Agribusiness

Bayelsa judgment: Supreme Court fines Afe Babalola, Olanipekun...

NASS Election Tribunal receives 10 petitions in Enugu...

Retired Supreme Court Justice, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte is dead...

Kwankwaso: Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians, says...

Buhari orders probe as police rescue 147 victims...

 

Latest News NASS lauds Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities Libel: Wike sues ThisDay for N7bn Nigerians question minister over claims FG spent N523m on school feeding during lockdown IPMAN orders sale of petrol at N150 per litre RevolutionNow: DSS rearrests Bakare, three others Man U qualify for Europa League quarter-final Army speaks on Soldiers involved in Ebonyi bullion van robbery in which four policemen died Female soldier raped by bandits appeals dismissal Ohanaeze passes vote of confidence on President-General, Chief John Nwodo Al-Qaeda infiltrates Nigeria through North-West – United States Akwa Ibom APC Chairman is dead Nigerians not banned from visiting Dubai, official clarifies

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (38,298 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (26,392 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (17,721 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (17,448 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (17,002 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (16,582 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (16,269 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (15,423 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (14,415 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (14,258 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (13,743 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (13,061 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (11) NEWS (3,174) POLITICS (451) SOCIETY (120) SPORTS (30) BUSINESS (314) HEALTH (42) EDUCATION (32) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (71) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (1) LETTERS (1) OPINION (22)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands