Ekiti PDP celebrates Makarfi’s victory
Verdict was an act of God, says Fayose
Leaders and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State yesterday held a thanksgiving church service to celebrate the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee’s victory at the Supreme Court.
The state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, who spoke at the event, represented by his deputy, said that the Supreme Court judgment was an act of God. Fayose said that God merely vindicated the Makarfi caretaker committee stand on truth by using the apex court to rule in favour of the group.
“Our story in Ekiti PDP and Nigeria is not different from what happened to Daniel in the Bible. The governor believes so much in prayers. When we stand on the truth, God will be with us. What happened to PDP in Nigeria is that truth has prevailed.
“God has shut the lion’s mouth and prevented it from devouring us. Fayose stands by the truth always and that is why he always triumph,” he said.
Meanwhile, the host and Chairman of Ikole Local Council, Adeyanju Adeyeye, said the victory of the party was a signal to the world that the PDP would win the state gubernatorial poll in 2018.
Also, chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Gboyega Oguntuase, who assured members that no one would be punished for anti-party activities, said: “We have come today to give back to God the glory that belongs to Him. We know that this victory has not been our doing but because God, in His infinite mercies, wanted us to have the victory.
“It is very rare to win a case already lost at the High and Appeal Courts. But God saw us through. God showed His supremacy and all the justices of the Supreme Court decided in favour of Makarfi. With that decision of the Supreme Court, the soul of the PDP has been saved. So, we are celebrating a God who has given us victory.
“I want to tell you that the disposition of the PDP is to make sure that we try nobody for any offence. We want a bigger PDP. There is nobody that is beyond redemption, so as far as I am concerned, we would not try anybody.”