DEATH ADVERT: APC Presidential Council Sues Ekiti State Gov Ayodele Fayose

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Council (APCPCC) Legal Directorate has dragged the Ekiti State Government to a Federal High Court in Abuja over advertisements by the state's governor, Ayodele Fayose wherein he alluded that the party's presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari would die in office, THISDAY reports.

The plaintiffs, led by Professor Akinseye George, SAN, are asking the court to compel the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly and the House of Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against Fayose for alleged public misconduct unbecoming of a Nigerian 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 Organization 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's (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 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

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