Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election in order to serve his full term, which was truncated through an orchestrated impeachment in 2006.
The Supreme Court had in 2014 nullified the impeachment that ousted Fayose from office about seven months to the end of his first term. The apex court had described the impeachment as null and void.
Speaking in a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television in Ado-Ekiti on Monday evening, Fayose who was explaining why he chose to put his image on a campaign poster currently circulating in the state, said since the apex court had ruled that his impeachment in 2006 was illegal, he would then have to approach the same court to interpret what that ruling means and also consider seeking a re-election in 2018.
“The Continuity poster you see my image 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, who is like Ayo Fayose to continue after my tenure in 2018?”
Speaking also about the lingering feul scarcity the state , Fayose alleged that the decision by the fuel marketers to stop supply to the state days prior to the burial of late Major Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo was politically motivated and done in conspiracy with the opposition in order to mar the burial of the late governor of old Western Region, which he said had been planned to be colourful.
Vowing to resist any attempt to run business through illegal and questionable means, Governor Fayose ordered that as long as fuel supply doesn’t come to Ekiti, commercial activities in all petrol station must stop henceforth.