The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, described the judgment by the Court of Appeal that nullified the election of the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, as ‘painful and shocking.’
DAILY POST studies that the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday declared the Peoples Democratic Occasion’s (PDP) candidate, Senator Biodun Olujimi, winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial District ballot.
Reacting, the governor urged the folks of the state to stay calm, stressing that the judgment, although surprising, was not the tip of his (Adeyeye’s) political profession or his public service.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the governor, in an announcement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti, described Adeyeye as a dogged fighter and politician of reputation who was cherished by his folks.
Fayemi stated that he was satisfied that Adeyeye, who was the Senate Spokesman earlier than his ouster, would bounce again and play extra vital roles.
He stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the senator campaigned vigorously over the last election and acquired the endorsement of the folks of his senatorial district, including that this had made the appellate courtroom’s judgment fairly disturbing.
“As we proceed to deepen our democratic tradition, we can’t however witness occasional setbacks of this nature. It’s half of the sacrifice for nation constructing.
“We should settle for the choice of the appellate courtroom, which is the ultimate arbiter on this specific election petition, with equanimity, although fairly painfully.
“The courtroom judgment however, Sen. Adeyeye stays a reputable politician with enormous democratic credentials.
“Whereas many may even see this as a brief setback, I urge him to brace up and see it as half of the sacrifice for the expansion of democracy within the nation.
“I am convinced that Sen. Adeyeye will bounce back, in view of the pride of place he occupies in the hearts of his people,” the governor added.
Whereas congratulating Sen. Abiodun Olujimi on the victory, Fayemi urged her to be magnanimous in victory and be certain that the curiosity of Ekiti folks was paramount in her agenda on the senate.