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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Ekiti Poll: APC may challenge Fayose’s victory

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Gov Fayose - Ekiti State - PDPBy Lawrence Olaoye

There are indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which lost the weekend election in Ekiti state to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may challenge the outcome of the poll notwithstanding the concession made by its candidate, Hovernor Kayode Fayemi.

PDP candidate, Ayodele Fayose, defeated the incumbent governor of Ekiti State at the poll, winning landslide in all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.

But Fayemi had on Sunday, in a statewide broadcast, accepted the result of the election and congratulated Fayose over his victory.

However, indication emerged yesterday that the APC might have had a rethink on the “hasty” acceptance of the PDP candidates victory, and is presently looking into other avenues through which the “PDP might have been rigged”.

A stalwart of APC in Ekiti who spoke in anonymity because the party has yet to take a definite position said the party was suspicious that a hi-tech methodology might have been adopted by the PDP to rig the election.

“There was something fishy about the ballot paper and the ink that needs to be challenged in court”.

“We are currently gathering evidence. We have received several complaints from people about the hi-tech rigging that was perpetrated. Even though the governor has accepted defeat, that does not stop us from challenging Fayose’s victory in court if we are able to gather enough evidence to prove our case.

“The votes were pre-allocated on the ballot papers through hi-tech manipulation using a technology called photochromic.

“A clear example of this manipulation is at former governor Segun Oni’s polling unit in Ifaki. Oni, an APC member, went there with 11 members of his family, including his wife. APC got only one vote there, while Fayose got 51.”

“Personally I noticed that the ink disappeared from my thumb in less than 40 minutes. When I shared this experience with others, many had a similar story to tell. That was when we began to suspect that something sinister had been perpetrated”.

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