Appeal Court Verdict: Fayemi Congratulates Olujimi, says Adeyeye will bounce back
Ekiti State governor and chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi has broken the silence on the verdict of the Appeal Court sitting in Kaduna that sacked Senate Spokesperson and All Progressive Congress (APC) Senatorial Candidate from Ekiti South Constituency in the last General Election, Adedayo Adeyeye.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode In Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, congratulated Senator Abiodun Olujimi for the victory, urged her to be magnanimous in victory and ensure that Ekiti interest is paramount in her agenda at the Senate.
Fayemi who described Wednesday’s ruling as painful urged Senator 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.
He 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 the nation’s politics.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Senator campaigned vigorously during the last election and got the endorsement of the people of the district, this makes the Court of Appeal’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 painfully.
“The court’s ruling notwithstanding, Senator Adeyeye remains a credible politician with huge democratic credentials.
“While many may see this as a temporary setback, I urge him to brace up and see it as part of the sacrifice for the growth of democracy in the country.
“I am convinced that Senator Adeyeye will bounce back, in view of the pride of place he occupies in the hearts of his people.” The Governor said.