Fayose accuses INEC of rigging Ondo election for APC

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election before it was conducted.

He said, “Just as I would have loved to congratulate the winner, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), because in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, the role of INEC in awarding victory to him in the election left much to be desired.”

The governor, who reacted to the outcome of the election in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said INEC gave the APC victory by deliberately replacing the name of Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate, thereby creating legal logjam that lasted till three days to the election.

He said the PDP went to the election with its hands tied to the back because of the actions of INEC.

He said political parties, except APC, are now contesting elections against INEC.

Mr. Fayose lamented that “to sustain the ‘see and buy’ strategy and legalise money politics, the APC-led federal government deliberately created poverty in the country so as to continue to enslave the minds of Nigerians with peanuts to get their votes on election day, saying; “Dibo ko sebe (vote and collect money to cook soup) was the slang used by the APC in the Ondo State election and that only worked because the APC federal government have put Nigerians in abject poverty.”

He said, “Even though INEC allowed what appeared like a free and fair atmosphere on the Election Day, the election had been won and lost before it was held.

“For instance, INEC that witnessed the PDP primary election that produced Mr Eyitayo Jegede succumbed to pressure from the APC cabal to replace him with Jimoh Ibrahim, who did not take part in any primary election known to the Electoral Act.

“What could anyone have done under 72 hours in an election that was heavily monetised by the APC?

“The whole process was a deliberate sabotage by INEC, which has totally bastardised the electoral process.

“Obviously, all these shenanigans are geared towards turning Nigeria to a one part state by weakening all opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections but I can assure Nigerians that this will not last because the people will always be defeat tyranny.”


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  • Victor

    Lolz. I for say I never hear Jaguda voice since the election ended naa. Why on earth Mimiko would involve blabbermouth like Fayose in Jegede’s campaign is beyond me. Goodluck Jonathan for example can still draw some sympathy votes or some of these political clergy. Surely he must know that Fayose is repulsive especially to the over 50s who are most likely to vote

  • serubawon70

    How can somebody reel out a long statement like this without one single verifiable fact or common sense?

    • Julius

      Because he lack common sense. He aint got any. lolz

  • Rommel

    HahahahahahahahahLol! Fayose,hahahahalol

    • Otile

      Hahahahaha…, stop laughing loud like a hyena.

      • Burbank

        The hyenas are smiling at Nnamdi Kanu.

        • Julius

          Lmaoooooooooooo, hyenas are his cage-mate now. Getting ready for christmass.

  • Dazmillion

    The height of hypocrisy. Here is a man who won his own election with money stolen from the central bank, talking about rigging.

  • Galantman

    Jegede lost the election primarily because he allowed the leprosious hand and the loose canon mouth of Fayose to interfere in the internal affairs of Ondo state!

  • Otile

    Wallabies. There are a lot of traitors in Ondo state.

    • Burbank

      And Boko Haram boss Imam Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff is the master of PDP in Niger Delta.

      • Julius

        Abi ooo.

    • Julius

      Less than each of the states in biafraud.The land where you kidnapp your relatives for money.

  • Observer

    What is Fenuse saying with his smelling enu? Yesterday he lamented with FFK and Mimiko that the INEC returning officer was the professor the body used in Eso election which we later knew it was a different Professor from Ilorin University that was handling Ondo state election.. That is to show you how this PDP politicians can lie to the people, just lije how Wike wike uo one morning and lied in order to gain sympathy for election sake that his security details were withdrawn, which the CP of PH said its a pure lie. How did INEC work against you whwn they were not the one that caused you internal fracas in PDP.. Itbwas even Fayose, Mimiko and Wike that went to woo Sheriff, and also betrayed the dude, which made the dude vowed not to make PDP see peace for the way he was treated. Moreover, APC was having fracas too, even Akeredolu the elected Governor was sued by Tinubu’s candidate.. But they were able to handle their differences before election, likewise Oke of AD had court case as regards his suddeb candidacy under AD, but they were able to work ob their differences… But PDP refuse to work on theirs , and expecting INEC to work for their sake.. Nawa o… It seems they have forgotten that it is ko longer as usual game.. I’m glad that security threat Mimiko was claiming so as for INEC to postpone the election was all lies which there was no fight during and afyer the election.. They should accept defeat amd learn from their mistakes. Until they work on their house, APC will continue to make them wonder. The election was not rigged… It was free and fair.

    • Burbank

      Fayose even lied to himself.

  • Fadama

    Fayose needs psychological help. His family and close friends must do all that is possible in getting him the help he so desperately needs.

    • Water No Get Enemy

      Not only Fayose, his PR man too,Lere Olayinka because he writes the jargon and put it before him to endorse.

  • Burbank

    INEC, shame on you!
    How can you allow Brig Gen Aliyu Momoh to harass voters at the polling station?
    How can you allow Obanikoro and Omisore to stuff votes unimpeded into the ballot boxes?
    How can you allow thugs and criminals led by Chris Uba and Gen Olukolade to snatch ballot boxes with impunity?
    Fayose, I support you to file a complaint with judge Muazu Pindiga – just bring the $2mn from Gov Wike.

    • Julius

      lolz, Gbam. IM with you !

  • Curseless

    Fayose simply assumes that all election will be rigged like the one that propelled him into power. I urge him to enjoy what is left of his immunity for the day of reckoning is approaching believe it or not.

  • Holy truth

    Mad dog barking.

  • Oluwole

    Basket mouth

  • Dualpolemedia

    How can a man who take an oath of office lied on security of the state you oversee? For a sitting governor to have lied to the President of a country, I see the hand of Fayose here. I blame Tinubu for imposing Mimiko on Ondo people. By now he should have been invited by DSS for questioning. Buhari is truly a Baba go slow.

  • Janerio Chibuikem

    ‘this man is really troublesome’ well, its politics for you.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Mouthy,wait till they get you,basket mouth

  • SAM .A

    Yeah! Fayose did you see people lining up with bags of rice , and baby chicken before they voted ? Did you see the Army arresting the PDP party leaders ?We are waiting for you to finish your tenure, give account of Ekiti Gate , since all fingers pointed in your direction . get ready to complete your abandoned higher education in Kirikiri , I can not wait to see you in the uniform.

  • JSA1