The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has expressed satisfaction with the verdict of the Appeal Court which declared Eyitayo Jegede as the rightful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo Governorship poll.
Fayose said although the decision is a good one, he expressed sadness that Jegede has lost time that he would have used to campaign and win the vote of the people on irrelevant issues. He accused the Independent and National Electoral Commission of planning with the All Progressives Congress to undermine PDP's presence in the state.
Fayose said: “The judgement shouldn’t have been otherwise, because you can’t cover the truth. I have said it ab initio that charlatans in the PDP are colluding with INEC and APC to undermine our party.
“INEC has no reason in the first instance to change Jegede’s name. So, this mistake was caused by INEC. It was an INEC making and the best way to for it is for the election to be postponed. This is not the best of time for us in the PDP and the good people of Ondo State.
"This is not the best time this judgement should have come.
“But we are still looking for Nigeria of our own, I mean Nigeria where there will be fairness and equity. It is regrettable that some charlatans can be colluding with INEC and APC to destroy our party.
"This is very regrettable and unfortunate. But they will still be defeated."