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Fayose seeks to complete aborted first term tenure as governor of Ekiti
Fayose seeks to complete aborted first term tenure as governor of Ekiti

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti said on Monday that he would contest in court his removal from office during his first term tenure.

The governor spoke on his monthly public enlightenment programme, “Meet Your Governor in Ado Ekiti.

He said since the Supreme Court had ruled that his impeachment was illegal, null and void, he reserved the constitutional right to so contest the removal.

According to him, since his tenure had been adjudged by the Supreme Court to have been illegally truncated, he had no option than to approach the same court to seek interpretation of the judgement.

The governor said the pertinent question to ask the court was whether by virtue of an earlier judgement in his favour dismissing his removal, he had no right to seek to complete his remaining tenure of seven months.

He emphasised that the case as to whether he was entitled to complete his tenure or not must first be determined before there could be another governorship election in the state in 2018.

Fayose got sworn-in for the first term tenure in May 2003, but got his tenure terminated through impeachment on October 16, 2006.

May 23, 2017

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