By Dapo Akinrefon
Mr. Akin Omole is the chairman of the Labour Party, LP, in Ekiti State. Omole expresses satisfaction with the conduct of the governorship election in the state. He says his party would not go to court to contest the outcome of the poll.
What lesson do you think can be learnt from the outcome of the Ekiti State governorship election?
All I just know is that the conduct of the election is better than the previous ones. Even the celebrated June 12, 1993 election was not better than this. There was no rigging though there was widespread use of money.
On the part of INEC, they did well; the security agencies also did their best but my fear is that I do not think that the security men will be enough if elections were to be conducted ?throughout the federation in one day as in general elections, because most of the security men were brought from other states.
So, the election was okay and the star players should accept the outcome of the reality. To us, in Labour Party, we are satisfied and we are looking ahead to what the future holds for us.
It means your party is not contesting the result in court?
We are not going to court.
How do you see Dr Kayode Fayemi’s conceding to defeat?
In this situation, what would he gain in court? There was no rigging, what would he be going to court to do? You see, one does not go to court just for the sake of going to court.
Our court should not be used as a theater for the entertainment of frivolities. He has discovered that there was no reason for him to go to court, it will be wrong for him to go to court. I know him (Fayemi) if he has clear evidence of manipulations or rigging, he will go to court.
The governor-elect, Mr Fayose, has promised to form an all inclusive government. Will your party be participating in the government if invited?
The answer to that is better given by the candidate of our party.