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APC says S’ Court verdict on Fayose raises moral question

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Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has reacted to the Supreme Court Judgment affirming the victory of Mr. Ayo Fayose in the June 21, 2014 governorship election, saying the verdict left moral questions unanswered.

The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, in a statement, said even though the party had accepted the verdict because it had no choice, added that there were moral issues arising from the judgment.

He noted that what flew from that judgment was that citizens could lie with ease under oath and get away with it.

According to him, “As at the time Mr. Fayose filled his form at INEC and lied he had never been indicted by any panel, no judgment had been delivered to reverse his impeachment until the Supreme Court verdict of today.

This implies that it is profitable to lie and cheat as the end will always justify the means.‎

“We had expected that the judgment will serve as a deterrent to the likes of Mr. Fayose who believes in impunity and extra judicial method of doing things. We are shocked that a man who did not allow a case of eligibility against him to be heard till today at the State High Court after assaulting judges and desecrating the judiciary would come out clean at the topmost temple of justice.

“We know the law is an ass but we had expected that those who trampled on it will have their comeuppance but this was not to be.

“We accept the judgment of the Supreme Court as a law abiding party even though the moral questions it raised have refused to go.

“We call on our party members to be law abiding and not to despair. The present wind of change, which is blowing across the country, will soon be felt in Ekiti as there will be an end to impunity, brigandage and lawlessness.

“This is the time for our party members to come together and strengthen our resolve to rescue Ekiti from her present abyss under the iron grip of a dictator.”


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10 Comments
  • Otunba Fred Akinsanmi

    Notwithstanding the Supreme judgment, Governor Ayodele Fayose would be well advised to mend his ways of always resorting to self-help, brigandage and extra-judicial style of resolving conflicts. Having now been said to have been duly elected the Governor of Ekiti State following the heavily militarized and controversial Ekiti State Governorship election of Saturday, 21June, 2014, he should forego his characteristic, thuggish and devilish approach and ways of life. The highly cultured Ekiti people that he is ‘Governor over’ are by no means dignified by by Fayose’s many demeanors. He does not represent Ekiti well. Honour, decency and dignity must be brought to governance in Ekiti State.

    Returning now triumphant from the Supreme Court, Governor Ayodele Fayose should sleep well and have a re-think about how to resolve whatever the self-inflicted problems existing between the Executive and theLegislature in Ekiti State. His hitherto stance of deployment of thugs to blockade the entrance to the State Assembly Complex in order to prevent the State House of Assembly from sitting and taking decisions on the Notice of Impeachment already served on him need be reviewed.

    He should appreciate the fact that impeachment is a normal, clean process in a democratic setting of removing an elected public office holder who has, one way or another, abused the trust of his/her office. Governor Fayose should sit down with his advisers to plan his defence against the allegations contained in the instant ‘Notice of Impeachment’ instead of encouraging thugs and hooligans to do all they can to help protect the mandate given him by the Ekiti State electorate. The Legislature can only allege but cannot arbitrate on the allegations so raisedo by themselves. I cling to this stance in the hope that the Judiciary will not meddle or stand in way of the current Ekiti State Legislature which is constitutionally in lawful office until the midnight of May 28, 2015, and rule that the Legislature cannot proceed with further action/s on a Notice of Impeachment that has already been served on Governor Ayodele Fayose.

    LET NONE THINK HE/SHE IS ABOVE THE LAW!.!

    Otunba(Sir) Fred Akinsanmi, JP
    Calgary. Canada

  • Auta62

    The APC does not have the moral right to question the propriety or otherwise of the judgement of the Supreme Court on Governor Fayoshe’s case. The APC as a party has a huge moral question to answer. This has to do with the integrity of its president -elect. For the first time we have an elected president has no relevant qualification to occupy the office he has been elected into. We have an elected president who lied on oath. Why would APC close it’s eyes on this moral deficiency and would rather choose to maligned the Supreme Court judgement. APC sees everything wrong whenever it does not suit them, but everything good when the pendulum shift in their favour. Double standard.

    • Gbenga Olu

      That was how the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt operated. The Egyptians were smart enough to nip the party in the bud before it destroyed the country. Hope Nigerians will learn from Egypt!

  • AMARA.C

    Apc must be ambassador of peace if they continue to be hooligans and arrogant s they will face the music in 2019.

  • Dare Ojo-Bello

    Supreme court clearly in its judgment that an impeachment does not equate to indictment under the Nigerian Constitution. It further clarified that only the courts could indict someone and so the impeachment has no legal relevance. APC should read the judgment or get its interpretation.

    If we don’t follow this rule of law, families, churches, associations can “indict” people and use this as a basis for denying fundamental rights. Let it be decided by the courts and that is what the law says!

    • tit

      Obasanjo used this method to disqualify the opposition (to him) during his tenure.
      He would quickly set up and committee which would indict anybody he felt was a threat. And Ribadu and Iwu would run with such indictment.

  • Gbenga Olu

    Hope APC will not intimidate judges to deliver judgment to their favour when they finally capture power come May 29. Are we in for another military junta? It’s a blasphemy to law for a common state party publicity secretary question a unanimous judgment of Supreme Court of Nigeria. I just hope this APC of a thing will not take us back to the era of OBJ. Paddy paddy government! God, deliver us from these people!

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  • seapro

    If there is one problem one will see with APC, is that anything that is not in their favor is wrong.
    The President – Elect GMB still have his certificate question hanging on his person, APC chieftain in Benin says “Certificate or no Certificate”
    When Fayose when a case it raises morale question abeg!!!!

  • ebonyivory

    The wind of change is here and an end to impunity will make many politicians and corrupters weep, in jail