Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, admits playing a role in the making of Ali Modu Sheriff PDP national chairman. Fayose was reacting to the Appeal Court ruling delivered Friday in Port Harcourt, which affirmed Sheriff, a former Borno governor, the authentic national chairman of the party.
“Several times I have regretted bringing sheriff, I still regret it, but I have reversed my action. I took responsibility and I must say that I took that decision with good heart.
“But the outcome of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt that reinstated Sheriff against the will of the people, is nothing but a rape on our democracy.
“If the people truly symbolises what a party is, then the machination of our detractors and the anti-democratic organs will not prevail at last.
“We commend the minority judgement of the court and we believe the truth will prevail. Thank God we have another opportunity to seek justice at the Supreme Court, which I believe will not be delayed or denied.
“The party will appeal the judgement as we believe in the ability of the judiciary to do justice, however, we plead with our members, leaders and supporters to calm down as we keep hope alive.
“If this is a price to pay to keep our democracy alive and opposition strengthened, we are prepared to go the whole hog.”
- Adefola Ademosu