Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the conduct of the Osun State governorship rerun election , describing it as a ‘ show of shame . ’
Fayose , in a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary , Mr . Idowu Adelusi , rejected the results of the supplementary poll in which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola , as the winner.
Oyetola polled 255 ,505 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party Candidate , Ademola Adeleke , polled 255 ,023 votes .
The outgoing Ekiti governor said, “ With the show of shame that happened in last Saturday ’s Osun state governorship election and the Thursday rerun, in particular , there is no other conclusion to draw than that democracy is now dead in our beloved country . ”
“ We are in critical times . The Osun supplementary election was just a repeat of what happened in Ekiti State on July 14 th . And it is unfortunate that , again , the will of the people has been perverted.
“ It was obvious even to the blind that the Osun election , as was the case with Ekiti, was a contest between the Peoples Democratic Party and the security agencies supervised by a compromised Independent National Electoral Commission . ”
Fayose urged the judiciary to stand up for democracy for the survival of the country .
“ Therefore , we want to believe that conscionable Nigerians and the survival of this country as a whole are at the mercy of God and of the judiciary . And if the judiciary fails to rise up to the occasion, Nigerians will be among men the most miserable ”
The Ekiti governor commended Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke for having fought a good fight .
“ You did not lose but your mandate has only been stolen ,” he said .