Friday 31 May 2013
Kayode Fayemi/Segun Oni Final Showdown Today
Ekiti State Police Command has beefed up security across the state as the people wait anxiously for the Supreme Court judgment on Friday (today) in the appeal instituted by ousted Governor Segun Oni of the Peoples Democratic Party against Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer said on Thursday that, the command had deployed its men in strategic points across the state.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sotonye Wakama, had held a meeting with leaders of various political parties in the state to ensure that there would be no breakdown of law and order.
Oni’s appeal is the fallout of the dispute resulting from the conduct of April 14, 2007 governorship election and the rerun poll held on April 25 and May 5, 2009 after Oni’s election was nullified by the Court of Appeal in Ilorin in February 2009.
The Court of Appeal panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami in Ilorin had on October 15, 2010 sacked Oni from office.
Oni, however, six months after, returned to the Court of Appeal in Ado Ekiti asking the court to set aside the judgment which removed him from office.
He claimed that there was a likelihood of bias in the verdict which removed him from office because of alleged cordiality between Salami and the National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.
He said Salami ought to have excused himself from the case since Tinubu was his “close associate.”
Will Oni return or Fayemi remains the governor of Ekiti state? It will be decided today.
Culled from PunchNG