Challenging Ekiti Guber Poll In Court Is Exercise In Futility - Fayose
The Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation (AFCO) has said that anyone thinking about going to the Tribunal to challenge results of the last Saturday Governorship in Ekiti State will be wasting his time and resources, saying; "Challenging the results of an election adjudged by the whole world as the best in the history of electioneering in Nigeria will be an exercise in futility."
The Director General of AFCO, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, described claims by some All Progressives Congress (APC) Sympatisers that the election was rigged through what they called "photochromic' as laughable.
Anisulowo said despite that the APC candidate, Governor Kayode Fayose had already conceded defeat, the Fayose Campaign Organisation was aware of the falsehood already being peddled by the APC that the ballot papers used on Saturday were designed in a way that made the thumbprints to disappear 'within minutes' while 'pre-programmed' votes would later appear.
The statement read; "We are aware of the feeble and childish attempt that some of the APC loyalists are making to discredit the election already adjudged as the best in the history of Nigeria. They are posting on the internet that all the votes that were announced by INEC were pre-programmed, claming that the term 'photochromic' was used to produce the ballot papers.
"One of their paid writers, Femi Orebe even wrote about it on the Social Media yesterday, alluding that the election was rigged through photochromic.
"Orebe wrote 'For instance, they deliberately wanted to embarrass the Ewi, whose daughter the Deputy Governor is, by preponderantly sending PDP pre-programmed ballot papers to the palace.
"He went further to say that 'Did you notice that the ink dried on your hand almost immediately? And that at counting, the imprints all came out very boldly, in the same size and colour though blue and black ink were used.'
"All these are calculated attempt by the APC people to discredit the election results, perhaps in readiness for their wild goose chase at the Tribunal, but we want to assure them that they won't succeed this time.
"Nigerians should be reminded of how the APC people lied in 2007 that they recorded how the governorship election was rigged even in the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, but the party could not produce a single photo evidence at the tribunal because their plans to do what is know as Morphing and Syncing was exposed.
"They should also be reminded of how another paid writer of the APC, Mr Sam Omatseye wrote that people like Nelson Mandela, Mike Tyson and Joseph Ayo Babalola voted in the 2007 governorship election in Ondo State.
"Therefore, we wish to advise those behind the photochromic campaign to desist from advertising their stupidity and hatred for Nigeria, because attempting to discredit an election the entire Nigerians, the international community, especially the US government said was credible will amount to hitting ones head on Olosunta."