Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has applauded the judgment of a Federal High Court, sitting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, which affirmed the appointment of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose, in a statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, said the judgment has resolved all issues concerning the leadership of the party, Vanguard reports. According to him the court judgment was a declarative one and not an interim order or interlocutory injunction.
The governor called on all lovers of the party to embrace peace, sheathe their swords and support the caretaker committee led by Markafi so that the party can move forward. “The judgment goes to the root of the crisis and since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies themselves were categorical in their position that today’s judgment will form the basis of their position on the PDP leadership issue, it should be clear to all that it is only the National Caretaker Committee that can be related with by anyone. “However, since it is a family affair where there should be no victor and no loser, all genuine lover of the PDP must put the past behind them and support the National Caretaker Committee so as to return the party’s lost glories,” Fayose said.