Judgement: Fayemi congratulates Olujimi
Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has consoled former spokesman of the Senate, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, over the Wednesday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal that nullified his election.
Fayemi described the judgement as more painful, noted that the ruling of the appellate court remains the final in the matter.
He therefore urged Prince Adeyeye to remain calm despite the judicial pronouncement, saying that the ruling, though shocking and unexpected, is not the end of his political career nor his public service.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, described Senator Adeyeye as a dogged fighter and a politician of repute who is loved by his people.
He said he was convinced that the former Senate Spokesman would bounce back and play more significant roles in Nigeria politics.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senator campaigned vigorously during the last election and got the endorsement of the people of the district, adding that the appellate court’s ruling quite disturbing.
“As we continue to deepen our democratic culture, we cannot but witness occasional setbacks of this nature. It is part of the sacrifice for our nation building.
“We must accept the decision of the appellate court which is the final arbiter in this particular election petition, with equanimity, though quite painfully.
“I am convinced that Adeyeye will bounce back, in view of the pride of place he occupies in the hearts of his people.” The Governor said.
While congratulating Senator Abiodun Olujimi for the victory, Governor Fayemi also urged her to be magnanimous in victory and ensure that Ekiti interest is paramount in her agenda at the senate.