Delta State Governor Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has hailed the Court of Appeal’s ruling which declared Eyitayo Jegede, SAN as the authentic gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the November 26, 2016 Governorship election in Ondo State.
Governor Okowa described the decision of the Court of Appeal panel led by Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, which on Wednesday upheld Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Makarfi led PDP as a triumph of good over political bitterness aided by selfish interests.
Reacting to the unanimous judgment of the appellate court that Jegede was duly nominated as the authentic candidate of the party, Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Wednesday, urged the Sheriff led faction of the party and its candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim to stop distracting the party and support Jegede to deliver for the party in the Ondo election.
He said: “I commend the Court of Appeal in Abuja for their unananimous judgement which restored Eyitayo Jegede as the candidate of our party. This ruling is very significant because the will of the people, clearly expressed, cannot be thwarted by a clique being propelled by political bitterness and selfish interests they want to promote.
In a related development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has also commended the Justices of the Supreme Court which on Tuesday ruled that the Appeal Court can proceed to give judgement on all matters before it in respect of the Ondo State Guber Elections.
Okowa said but for the prompt intervention of the Supreme Court, anarchy would have been the order of the day in Ondo State.
“I thank the Supreme Court for their prompt and unambigous judgement. “The justices of the Supreme Court have once again entrenched the hope of the common man in the fairness and nonpartisanship of the judiciary.”
“It is therefore my expectation that with the judgement, all PDP faithful will join hands together and work towards the success of the party at the polls”.