FORMER governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday described the Supreme Court judgement over PDP leadership tussle as a victory for justice, rule of law and democracy.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola in Akure said , Dr Mimiko congratulated leaders and members of the People’s Democratic Party across the country on the judgement of the Supreme Court.
Dr Mimiko equally commended the judiciary saying the verdict will strengthen democracy.
“The judiciary must be commended for this judgement which is a victory for justice, rule of law and democracy. The judgement, to my mind, will strengthen our democracy and discourage political and judicial rascality of any sort as we move ahead as a nation.”
Also, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the last election in the state Eyitayo Jegede yesterday said that verdict vindicated him
Jegede called for a process of genuine reconciliation and self-cleansing, healing and rebirth that will usher in a new season of hope and refreshing for our people.
Although we were thrown up as sacrificial lamb through the long and tortuous journey, nevertheless we are glad that our fight and experience have since counted for institutional strength and wisdom for our party, we have no regrets.
” l salute those founding leaders of the PDP who through the storm kept faith with the party and stayed the course to salvage what was almost becoming a sorry state of the imposing “PDP edifice”
He said that “This is an opportunity for genuine reconciliation and by this victory we are again confronted with a daunting task to re-engineer the PDP, first to win elections and more importantly to meet the aspirations of our people to lead quiet lives and inspire them to achieve their God given dreams.