Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose is yet to speak publicly on the Ekiti governorship election, 24 hours after conclusion.
This is in sharp contrast to Fayose’s usual swift reaction to national issues and matters concerning the state. Fayose, whose popularity, interest in the poll and alleged attack by the Police ahead of Saturday’s exercise, were widely reported in the media, is expected to reject the result.
The staunch critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari government will most likely condemn the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and the All Progressive Congress (APC). Although an Election Tribunal would be set up to hear grievances concerning the poll, Fayose is also expected to announce a legal action that may drag all the way to the Supreme Court.
His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, was yet to respond to enquiry for the governor’s position on the outcome as at press time.
The APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was declared winner by INEC Chief Returning Officer, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, in Ekiti State.