The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would get out of the Ondo State governorship primary’s quagmire through the impartial judicial system. Ikpeazu affirmed the PDP’s confidence in the judiciary to reverse the alleged injustice done to the candidate of the party, Eyitayo Jegede, in its case pending at the Appeal Court.
The governor also lauded Governor Ayodele Fayose for giving Ekiti infrastructural facelift in spite of the economic recession the country. “It takes a man with passion and love for the people to be doing this at this time and under this harsh economic situation,” Ikpeazu noted.
The PDP governor said this in Ado Ekiti on Monday during a visit to his counterpart in Ekiti to felicitate with him on his 56th birthday.
Speaking against the substitution of Jegede’s name with that of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim , Ikpeazu added that the whole country understood clearly the problem confronting the PDP in Ondo as having political undertone, exuding confidence that all the crisis would be resolved by the judiciary.
“The politics in Ondo State is an issue that is clear to all Nigerians. But no matter the underlining politics that was involved, I have confidence in the judiciary that it will rise to the occasion and save the issue from degenerating into crisis,” he said.
Ikpeazu after inspecting the ongoing High Court Complex and the flyover project, both in Ado Ekiti capital city with Fayose, described the projects as “wonderful and awesome”.
“It marvels me that projects like these could be going on under this economic recession. It takes a man with passion and love for his people to do these.
“This singular action underscored the fact that development does not understand whether you belong to a particular political party or not, it has no party colouration.”
On Fayose’s 56th birthday, the Governor prayed to God to give his Ekiti colleague the strength and wisdom to be able to stand tall and deliver more dividends of democracy for Ekiti people.