The judgement of the Court of Appeal upholding the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party, ( PDP) candidate, Senator Biodun Olujimi in the last senatorial election has continued to generate different reactions from the two major parties in Ekiti state.
The PDP hailed the judiciary and said the judgment of both the lower tribunal and the appeal court did not come as a surprise because the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission did not reflect the true vote cast in the first instance.
The All Progressives Congress, (APC) has however rejected the Court of Appeal judgement which on Wednesday, sacked the Spokesman of the Senate, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, adding that it did not reflect the wishes of people of the Ekiti south senatorial district.
The PDP Publicity Secretary in Ekiti state, Mr Jackson Adebayo, gave kudos to the judiciary for righting the wrong appropriately by declaring Senator Olujimi and PDP as the authentic winner of the National Assembly election.
“We congratulate all members of our Party in the State and particularly congratulate Sen Biodun Olujimi for her courage to fight the battle to a victorious logical conclusion.
“We want to assure all our members that with the victory of Sen Olujimi there is a great future for the Party, what we just need is to walk in unison towards subsequent elections in the State. “
For APC, “The judgement, delivered earlier today (Wednesday) can best be described as a travesty of Justice and robbing Peter to pay Paul.”
The APC, in a terse statement issued by its Director of Media and Publicity, Elder Sam Oluwalana, said the short period spent by Senator Adeyeye at the red chamber was indelible and remarkable for the people of Ekiti south and the state in general.
Elder Oluwalana, who doubles as SSA (Media) party matters to the state governor stated that the Prince of Ise Ekiti exhibited exemplary traits while in the upper chambers.
“We commend Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who was highly-reverred by his colleagues in the Upper Chambers, for the exemplary leadership, which he exhibited within the short period he spent in the Senate. We area proud of his achievements during the period, as he was able to manage information outflow, without any scandal in the House”.
He however appealed to the people to go about their normal businesses rather than taking laws into their hands over the judgement.
The Publicity scribe also counselled the people not to be discouraged by the court judgement, saying that they should continue to support the APC in the state in its quest to turn around the mismanaged economy of the state by immediate past regime.
“We advise our supporters in the state not to be swayed by the judgement, but to rather remain steadfast with the state government, in its quest to make things better for the people of the state”, the statement added.