Kolapo Olusola, a former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the July 2018 governorship election, has conceded to and congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi on his election victory after the Supreme Court ruled in favor Fayemi.
Backstory: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Olusola-Eleka’s appeal challenging the declaration of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship elections.
While reacting to the court’s ruling, the PDP candidate said he decided to congratulate Fayemi because of his nature as a cultured person.
What he said:
- “The least expectation of Ekiti people from Fayemi and APC now is that they should reduce the people’s pains by governing well so the people do not suffer double loss having now lost their mandate freely given.”
- “I am committed to Ekiti, I am going nowhere but will work side-by-side with my people until Ekiti is delivered from clutches of mindless and heartless vampires and election-riggers.”
- “I urge all true lovers of Ekiti that time for a broad coalition to free Ekiti from those mortgaging its interests and destinies to outside forces has come.”
- “I also congratulate Fayemi over his election as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and I wish him success.”
Between the lines: Olusola seems to have conceded to Fayemi begrudgingly with statements like this: “My consolation at this time is that the people of Ekiti, as well as Fayemi and the APC, knew I was robbed, and God being God, the true story shall be told someday by those who orchestrated the theft.” Unfortunately for him there’s no higher court to appeal to.