- Demands N50bn in damages
Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
The Legal Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has dragged the Ekiti State Government before a Federal High Court in Abuja over advertisements by the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose wherein he alluded that the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), will die in office.
The plaintiffs, led by Professor Akinseye George (SAN), are asking the court to compel the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against Fayose for alleged public misconduct unbecoming of a state governor.
The plaintiffs are also asking the court for a declaration that the publications by Fayose acting as the Coordinator of the Goodluck/Sambo presidential campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cited as the 22nd defendant in the suit in several national newspapers using the statutory funds of the state government constituted a breach of Section 95(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended and were meant to confer undue advantage on the 22nd defendant, PDP presidential candidate, contrary to Sections 102 and 126(c) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, Sections 34(1)(a), 35,36 and 37 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Other relief being sought by the plaintiffs are: A declaration that the contents of the publications referred to in relief 1 above and all other similar utterances by Fayose amounted to gross misconduct under the law. READ MORE HERE