“Our democracy has finally come to stay and it has won, as the Supreme Court gave verdict in favour of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee. Nigerians should also rejoice because the succour to the present hardship has come,” Hon. Segun Adekola rejoiced in a phone conversation.
Adekola, The Chairman, House Committee on Youth Development and Lawmaker representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency 1 in the House of Representatives, who rejoiced with the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose on the victory which he tagged as “condign” for the Makarfi faction of the party, said his tenure as Chairman PDP Governors Forum has undoubtedly recorded monumental victories in the history of the party.
“Today is like another June 21 in the history of sustainable democracy in Ekiti, when the anticipated victory songs and dances cannot be checkmated but rented the air. The day our democracy and good governance obviously regained freedom in Ekiti State.
“Gov. Fayose and the likes of other party faithfuls have fought a good battle to keep our party viable till this moment. As the opposition leader, Fayose’s leadership style has not given room for cowardice but has always put the ruling party on its toes to fulfil electoral promises to Nigerians since he emerged the chairman of all the PDP governors.
“I rejoice with him today and the entire members of our party, the PDP. The judgement has not only resuscitated our party to play its role as the major opposition, it has equally given us a chance to settle differences and close rank with one another to fight a common cause under the same umbrella as one big family.
“Apparently, we are rejoicing over a victory well deserved, but at the same time we should not forget that there is neither victor nor vanquished in this type of political battle. Hence, we should only rejoice that our democracy has finally come to stay, as we prepare to unseat the All Progressive Congress (APC) comes 2019,” he admonished.
The federal lawmaker said the repeat of leadership tussle which has legitimately ended in the Supreme Court on Wednesday should not be allowed to divide the party against itself any longer, saying the major task now should be strategy on how to return to power by 2019.
He expressed strong hope and trust in the present judiciary, saying “Nigerians can now rely on our judiciary as the only hope for the hopeless.”