The was palpable tension on Monday, among the All Progressives Congress, APC, circle, as Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, hinted that he may ask the Supreme Court to extend his tenure, having been illegally impeached in 2006, during his first tenure.
WE recalled, that Fayose got sworn-in for his first term tenure in May, 2003, but got his tenure terminated through impeachment, on October 16, 2006.
Fayose who spoke in a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday evening, was revealing why he chooses to put his image on a campaign poster across the State.
He insisted that since the apex court had said that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what that ruling meant, and also consider seeking a re-election in 2018.
He said: “The continuity poster you see my image in, and which is spreading across the State, can be interpreted in two ways. First, is the need for me to ask the apex court to explain its 2014 ruling, that my so called impeachment in 2014 was illegal, null and void, and consider a re-election in 2018, so that I can complete my term.
“Second, is for me to get our own man, one who is like Ayo Fayose, to continue after my tenure in 2018.”
He further disclosed 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.
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