PDP Supreme Court verdict: Victory for democracy, says Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker
Committee as the authentic leadership of the PDP as “victory for democracy and the entire people of Nigeria, who are suffering from the All Progressives Congress (APC) misrule.”
Also the newly registered poitical party, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), through its national leader, Mallam Shittu Kabir Mohammed, congratulated the judiciary on what it described as “the landmark and historic judgement on the intra-political crisis within one of the oppositions parties in Nigeria.”
But the Ekiti State governor, who reacted to the judgment in Abuja said, “With today’s judgment, PDP can now play its role as opposition party and prepare to
take over power in 2019.”
According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose called on genuine members of the
party to come together for its repositioning, repackaging and
strengthening.
Fayose, who maintained that there would be no victor and no
vanquished, said: “The ultimate winner is democracy which cannot survive without a virile opposition and the entire people of Nigeria, who are already yearning for a return of the PDP, having been
short-changed by the APC.”
He hailed the judiciary “for rising to the occasion at a time the ruling APC was almost succeeding in its plot to turn Nigeria to a one-party state.”
While congratulating all members and supporters of the PDP for standing firm with the party, Fayose promised that all
leaders of the party would join hands to channel new and enduring
course for the party and prepare it for the eventual take-over of power in 2019.