2018 governorship election, Professor Kolapo Olusola yesterday served
Governor Kayode Fayemi the Notice of Appeal, Records of Appeal and the
Appellate brief of argument through substituted means at the state
Secretariat of the All progressives Congress (APC).
The service followed the Interim Order of service granted the
appellant by the Supreme Court on Monday the 6th of May, a copy of
which was made available to reporters in Ado Ekiti.
The order granted by Justice Olabode Rhodes – Vivour was that the
processes could be served on any APC State officials or pasted on the
wall of the APC Secretariat situated at 156, Ajilosun Street, Ado
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the APC Fayemi as the
winner of the governorship election. 1
The Election Petition Tribunal in its judgment on the 28, January 2019
ruled in Favour of the APC candidate, Dr Fayemi by dismissing the
petition of PDP candidate as lacking in merit.
Dissatisfied with the ruling of the tribunal, the PDP candidate filled
an appeal at the Court of Appeal and the appellate court on 28 March
2019 delivered judgment against the Appellants PDP and its candidate
therein affirmed the decision of the trial Court.
According to the Legal Adviser to the PDP, Mr Sunday Olowofela, who
spoke to reporters after the substituted service was served on APC and
its candidate, said “upon filling of Notice of Appeal, compilation of
records and brief of arguments, other respondents without much ado
have received copies of the enumerated process while the 3rd
respondent allegedly traverse the Country in a ploy to evade service
after his Counsel declined receiving the processes claiming that he
was not briefed to so receive the court process.
“With this development, the appellants filled for substituted service
and same was granted on Monday 6th of May 2019,” he said.