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Ekiti poll tribunal: Fayemi, APC hire 35 lawyers for defence (SUN)

Ekiti poll tribunal: Fayemi, APC hire 35 lawyers for defence (SUN)

Ekiti State governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, filed his defence to the petition by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the state Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka.

In the 2,558-page defence with over 3,000 documents as exhibits, Fayemi declared that he won the gubernatorial poll of July 14 and urged the tribunal to dismiss the petition of Eleka for lacking in merit.

A team of 30 lawyers armed with 3,500 exhibits and 1,009 witnesses was led to the tribunal by three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Hakeem AfoIabi, Yomi Aliyu  and Kayode Olatoke.

Addressing newsmen after filing the petition, Olatoke, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said Eleka’s petition was a waste of time as it lacked substance and was sure that the case would be dismissed by the tribunal. Read more

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