The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said it has the right to seek justice in court over the way the 1999 Constitution and Electoral Act were subverted in the June 21, 2014, governorship election in the state.
The party also advised the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, to be ready to face justice and stop playing to the gallery following his allegation that his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi, was plotting to use the judiciary to remove him from office.
Mr. Fayose had at a press briefing in Ado Ekiti on Monday accused Mr. Fayemi, now minister of solid minerals of plotting to manipulate Supreme Court Justices to remove him from office.
He said the new plot was in furtherance to his earlier allegation that Mr. Fayemi, in conjunction with leaders of the APC in Ekiti and Abuja, were seeking to return to power through the backdoor, by enlisting a section of the judiciary to revisit the 2014 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a rally in Ado Ekiti Local Government Area of the state, the state Deputy Chairman of the APC, Kemisola Olaleye, said Fayose was being haunted by crimes allegedly committed against the Constitution.
While describing the APC as “the most popular party in the state waiting to chase Fayose out of power,” she promised a level-playing field for all aspirants jostling for the 2018 governorship ticket.
Mrs. Olaleye warned the embattled governor to leave Mr. Fayemi out of his travails, adding that the judiciary had the power to consider any infraction committed against the law, especially, with available fresh evidence.
She said, “Fayose has been saying that he is about to be removed from office and we in the APC are saying a resounding amen to his prayer. We are taking over power from him and we are determined to chase him out of office. He is afraid of his own shadow.
“If he likes, let him call thousands of press conferences. Ekiti people are tired of his government, civil servants, artisans, market women, youths, students, all of them are tired and they are waiting for APC to give them a better life.”
Also, the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said no amount of blackmail and propaganda by Mr. Fayose would dissuade the party from seeking justice against the alleged use of military and other instruments of coercion to rig the 2014 poll.
He maintained that the APC was embarking on a fresh membership mobilisation drive, saying that the popularity of the APC was giving Mr. Fayose a headache and raising fears in the PDP camp.