The Supreme Court on Friday has dismissed the appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the election of the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi.
The court which described the appeal as unmeritorious said both the tribunal and the Appeal Court are concurrent in their findings and it is only where the appellant has established in laws and facts a breach of the law, that this court can decide otherwise.
Justice Iyang Okoro, who delivered the lead judgement said the court had no reason to dislodge concurrent decisions of both the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which held that the case of the appellants lacked merit.
“I am satisfied to hold that there is no merit in this appeal. It has to be noted that in this case, the two courts below are concurrent in their findings.
“This court is always hesitant to interfere with concurrent decisions of the lower courts”, Justice Iyang held.
“This appeal has no merit and it is accordingly dismissed. I affirm the judgement of the lower court”, he added.
Meanwhile, Fayemi on Wednesday also emerged as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.