APC says S’ Court verdict on Fayose raises moral question
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.”