The Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate Segun Oni, in the Ekiti State June 18 election, has filed a lawsuit to challenge the victory of All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Biodun Oyebanji.
Recall the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oyebanji the winner of the election after he received 187,057 votes compared to Segun Oni’s 82,209 votes.
Speaking with reporters shortly after filing the suit on Thursday evening at the High Court premises in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital Oni said he was at the court to submit his petition in accordance with the law.
Oni said he’s taking the steps to defend the sanctity of the system and also challenging the outcome of the election because he believes he won it.
He said: “I’m here to submit my petition in accordance with law and we are doing this to defend the sanctity of the system. I challenging the election result because I believe that I won.“