The national leadership of Peoples Democratic Party has described Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the election of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, as a triumph of democracy and the rule of law.
The party said the ruling was a testimony that the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man having sustained the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state as expressed in the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti.
In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, said the ruling “has given hope to the survival of democracy especially coming at a time when some officials of key institutions of democracy such as INEC and some security personnel have already started compromising their independence apparently under the dictates of an obsessive All Progressives Congress”.
Metuh congratulated Fayose and the people of Ekiti State for their doggedness in the face of daunting challenges from those he described as anti-democratic forces and urged the governor to be magnanimous in victory while using his mandate to deliver good governance in line with the PDP manifesto and vision of its founding fathers.
Metuh also restated the PDP’s resolve to continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the governor and the people of the state and vowed to resist any form of political intimidation or blackmail aimed at destabilizing the state.
According to him, “In this regard, we warn all anti-democratic forces hiding in the state, especially the outgoing APC lawmakers, against any action intended directly or indirectly to destabilise the state or undermine this democratically elected PDP government under Fayose”.