Ekiti poll: Fayemi tasks police on killing, as APC wins all 16 chairmanship seats

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has directed the police to fish out the killers of one Dotun Kosedake who was shot during Saturday’s local government election in the state.
The governor gave the directive in a statement on Sunday night in Ado-Ekiti by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Yinka Oyebode.
He, however, expressed satisfaction at the general conduct of the election.
He congratulated all APC members that were newly elected Chairmen and Councillors of the 16 local government councils.
This followed official announcement of the results of Saturday’s council election by the State Independent Electoral Commission which the ruling APC won.
” While the election was largely peaceful, the incident in Ikere was, however, a sour point.
” We commiserate with the family of the deceased, even as I have directed the police in the state to investigate what actually transpired and bring the perpetrators to book,” he said.
He lauded the professionalism of the EKSIEC officials under the leadership of Justice Jide Aladejana, saying that the hitch-free nature of the election was a reflection of their professional conduct.
Fayemi said he was particularly impressed the election held under a peaceful atmosphere as voters and SIEC officials conducted themselves in orderly manner.
While congratulating the newly elected council chiefs, the governor urged them to see their election as a call to service, adding that they could not afford to disappoint those who voted for them.
He reminded them of his administration’s zero tolerance for corruption and mediocrity, adding that it was no longer business as usual in the councils.
“I congratulate the good people of Ekiti State, for demonstrating their peaceful nature and love for democracy during Saturday’s council poll
” The professionalism of SIEC under the leadership of Justice Jide Aladejana is also commendable
“I also congratulate and welcome on board all our newly elected chairmen and councillors
” I urge them to see their election as a call to serve and should do their best not to disappoint the people that voted for them.
“ They should be guided by the fact that our administration has zero tolerance for corruption and it is certainly not going to be business as usual in our councils this time around
“While the election was largely peaceful, the incident in Ikere was, however, a sour point
” We commiserate with the family of the deceased, even as I have directed the police in the state to investigate what actually transpired and bring the perpetrators to book,” the statement quoted Fayemi as saying.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (NAN) winners of all the 16 chairmanship seats.
Justice Jide Aladejana declared the results in Ado Ekiti.
Describing the election as peaceful , Aladejana commended the security agencies in the state for ensuring that no one was intimidated during the poll.
A total of 14 political parties participated in the election , including the APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Meanwhile, the PDP in the state has rejected the outcome of the poll as announced by EKSIEC, describing it as concorted and unacceptable.
Reacting to the results on Sunday, the Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, said PDP might head for the court.
“From what we heard all over the state, the election was riddled with violence in most places, especially in Ikere Ekiti where one person was reportedly killed and about four others sustained injuries,” he said.

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