By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Abuja, (An24) – Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the Appeal Court’s ruling affirming Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a “rape on democracy.”
Recall that an Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had earlier today affirmed the former Borno State Governor as the authentic Chairman of the PDP.
Fayose while reacting to the judgement said, Ali Modu Sheriff can not lead the party.
“But the outcome of the Port Harcourt Court of Appeal that reinstated Sheriff against the will of the people, is nothing but a rape of our democracy.”
“If the people truly symbolise what a party is, then the machinations of our detractors and the anti-democracy organs will not prevail at last.
“We commend the minority judgment of the lower court and we believe the truth will prevail. It is a matter of time.
“Thank God we have another opportunity to seek justice at the Supreme Court, which I believe will not be delayed or denied, because when justice is delayed, it is denied.
“It is a party matter that must be addressed as soon as possible.
“The party will appeal the judgement as we believe in the ability of the judiciary to do justice,’’ Fayose said.
The governor however, appealed to members, sympathisers, leaders and supporters of the PDP to remain calm saying “we are sure justice will come at last’’.
“If this is the price to pay, to keep our democracy alive and opposition strengthened, we are prepared to go the whole hug and for a time like this,’’ the governor said