Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Friday declared that he never regarded the defeated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka as an enemy.
Rather, he said the major opposition party was free to challenge his victory at any stage of the court and make useful suggestions for the smooth running of his government.
Fayemi, however, said Eleka and the PDP were free to challenge his victory at the Supreme Court, in spite of his readiness to entertain contributions from the main opposition party.
Fayemi also told newsmen that his decision to examine the records of
The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday at a programme tagged Meet Your Governor.
Fayemi stated that he had never perceived Eleka as an arch enemy in spite of the petition he filed against his victory in the July 14, 2018 poll.
I have never seen Prof Olusola Eleka as an enemy, but I have been seeing him as a co-contestant, so we wont shy from approaching him to seek his advice on any issue we feel he could be of help for smooth running of our government.
But this should not be misinterpreted to mean that we are trying to prevent him from seeking justice up to the supreme court; he is free to challenge us.
The Appeal Court, on Thursday delivered its judgment, declaring that PDP has no evidence of rigging against us, so we are not afraid of being challenged.
On the just concluded presidential, National and state assembly elections, which APC won wholesomely in the state, Fayemi denied the allegation that federal might and money were deployed to muzzle the opposition in the polls
If you look at the outcome of the results, there was no local government where opposition did not score at least 30 percent in all the 16 local government areas
So, the conduct had been adjudged free, fair and the outcome was credible going by what INEC said, he said.