Third Term Bid? Fayose Declares He Will Contest Again in 2018


Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has declared that he would contest the 2018 gubernatorial election ‎of the state so that he could complete his first term in office which was truncated in 2006.

Fayose was impeached from office about seven months to the end of his first term in 2006 but the action was declared null and void by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Speaking on a live broadcast on Ekiti State Television on Monday, Fayose explained that he decided to put his photo on campaign posters insisting that since the apex court had said 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 in and which is spreading across the state can be interpreted in two ways,” he said.

“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 man, one who is like Ayo Fayose to continue after my tenure in 2018.”

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