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Olujimi Speaks On Fayemi ‘Influencing’ Her Victory In Court

Lawmaker representing Ekiti South senatorial district at the Senate, Biodun Olujimi has reacted to allegation made by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi influenced her judicial contest against Prince Dayo Adeyeye.

The Appeal Court in Kaduna had on November 6, 2019, upheld a unanimous tribunal judgment sacking the candidate of the APC, Prince Adeyeye and declared Olujimi, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the State South senatorial election held on February 23, 2019.

Recall that last week, a faction of the APC led by Senator Tony Adeniyi had suspended the State Governor over his alleged “numerous anti-party activities.”

“We also recall the support he provided a PDP candidate who challenged an APC Senator Prince Dayo Adeyeye in the Tribunal. He moved the judges to Kaduna to deliver judgement when he knew what he planned against his party was unpopular in Ekiti. We have more to tell on this betrayal and traitorous act of his. APC Senator is out of the Senate today and PDP is in. The relationship between Fayemi and Senator Olujimi of PDP, the beneficiary of his treachery is known to all in Ekiti State,” part of the statement read.

Olujimi, while reacting in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, described the allegation as mischievous and an insult to the judges that delivered the verdict.

Olujimi Speaks On Fayemi ‘Influencing’ Her Victory In Court

“My attention was drawn to a slanderous, mischievous and malicious write up by some lawyers and members of the APC imputing that the judgement was purchased in my case at the Ekiti Senatorial Tribunal and Appeal Court.

“My initial reaction was to say that I am not a member of their party and to allow them steam in their sauces. On the second thoughts, I felt that they and their co-travellers might misconstrue my silence to be admission of guilt.

“Let me make it clear that at no time before, during and after the trial have I met with or discussed the case with Governor Fayemi.

“As a committed party person, I saw the allusion to the fact that Fayemi negotiated the judiciary on my behalf as an insult, not only to my integrity, but that of the noble judges who I never met, but were fearless in the discharge of justice despite the odds, and of course, on the governor whose preoccupation is only about his party.

“I will not hold brief for anyone but state that my case against Prince Adeyeye was straight forward. It was on the issue of my stolen mandate bordering on voodoo votes that were added to give him victory.

“It was an issue of sorting real ballots from ‘the rest’ and counting them in the presence of INEC officials, Police, DSS and lawyers of both parties. In fact, after the recounting of the real votes of two local government areas, it was clear that the game was up.

“Rather than ask for forgiveness from God and look inwards in order to correct his ways, Prince Adeyeye is still reeling in the stupor of his loss to be able to make such spurious, unethical, uncouth defamatory statement against their Lordships! He had assumed that being a member of the ruling party he is immune from the discovery of falsified votes,” she said.

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