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APC Drags Fayose To Court Over SIEC Appointments

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has taken Governor Ayodele Fayose and State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) to court over composition of the electoral body. In a suit filed by its counsel, Abiodun Fasakin and Tajudeen Akingbolu, the party said the composition of the electoral body contradicted the constitutional requirement for a non-partisan electoral body that could organise credible elections without bias towards any party.  The party said the members appointed by  the governor are card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his friends and business associates. According to them, such action is illegal and can lead to chaos in the polity. Taiwo Olatunbosun, Publicity Secretary of the APC, also alleged that the move was to frustrate other parties in the state in the forthcoming Local Government Elections. The PDP members in the electoral body include:  Justice  Kayode Bamisile (rtd), who is the chairman; others are Victoria Olufunke Adeyera, Ganiyu Bello, Mojisola Florence Bankole, Rufus Sunday Olaiya and  Olajide Vincent Adeyeye. Other defendants include the Attorney General of the state and Commissioner for Justice and the House of Assembly.

The defendants are to appear before the State High Court, Ado-Ekiti, within seven days after service of the summons to them.


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