The Prince Adedayo Adeyeye Movement (PAAM) has described the petition filed at the Tribunal by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the June 21, 2014 Ekiti State governorship election as a waste of time and further demonstration of the party’s selfishness, arrogance and hatred for democratic process.
PAAM said in a release issued in Ado-Ekiti by its Director General, Hon Bisi Kolawole that “the APC is only advertising its shamelessness as a party by challenging the results of an election in which its candidate could not win his own Local Council.”
The Adeyeye Movement described as laughable, claim of “manipulation, undue militarisation, impeachment as well as EFCC’s cases hanging on the governor-elect, Dr Ayodele Fayose,” adding that; “Only a party comprising of people that are interested in dancing naked in the market place would make provision of adequate security for an election a tribunal issue.”
PAAM said; “while we recognise the inalienable rights of all Nigerians to approach the courts for redress on any issue, we must say that going to court to challenge an election in which Dr Kayode Fayemi, a sitting governor lost even in his local government is a waste of time and a clear demonstration of the APC’s hatred for Nigeria and its people.
“This is more so that the APC candidate, Governor Fayemi had accepted the election results and congratulated the winner.
“Most importantly, when has provision of adequate security for an election become an electoral offense? Was Edo State not militarised during the governorship election of 2012, which the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) – now APC won massively?
“It is also important to note that the hypocrites in the APC celebrated Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s victory in the militarised Edo State election, while the governor even went further to visit President Goodluck Jonathan and thanked him for ‘providing adequate security’ for the election which allowed the people to express their will ‘freely’.
“Therefore, we ask; must these APC people always applaud a process when it favours them and condemn the same process when it does not?
“As per the issue of EFCC cases, was former Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu not standing EFCC trial when he was fielded as ACN candidate in the December, 2011 governorship election?
“It is therefore our call to Ekiti people to continue to ignore the APC and its undemocratic antics, bearing in mind that Dr Ayodele Fayose has been overwhelmingly chosen as the man to govern our State till 2018, and no one can change that.”
Ekiti Guber: APC’s challenge of Fayose’s Victory Selfish, Waste Of Time – Adeyeye Movement