Tuesday October 22, 2019 3:31 AM

Withdraw eligibility case against Fayemi, Ekiti APC elders plead with Oni

The Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum on Friday appealed to former governor, Segun Oni to withdraw the suit challenging the eligibility of the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi, for the July 14 governorship election.

The APC elders came out with the position at the end of a marathon meeting held in Igbara Odo, in Ekiti South West Local Government Area of the state.

The meeting which was presided over by its Chairman, George Akosile asked Oni to withdraw the case against the governor-elect in the interest of the party.

According to a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting , the APC elders said the withdrawal of the case by Oni and his group will facilitate an out-of-court settlement.

In the communiqué signed by Akosile and the Forum’s Secretary, Abiodun Ajayi, the APC elders resolved to send a five-man delegation to Oni with a letter appealing for the withdrawal of the case.

The Ekiti APC Elders’ Forum also resolved to send a memo to Fayemi to reconcile with the aggrieved Segun Oni’s group with a view to withdrawing the case from court and their inclusion in the forthcoming administration.

“From our findings, the Elders’ Forum is aware that the case is still pending in the Federal High Court, Abuja

“We hereby wish to appeal to Segun Oni and his group to withdraw the case from the Federal High Court, Abuja as to facilitate an out-of-court settlement in the interest of the APC Family in Ekiti State, in particular and Nigeria in general.”

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