Fayose Hails Governor Ishaku’s Victory, Says “Supreme Court Restoring Nigerians Confidence In Judiciary”

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has hailed the Supreme Court judgment, affirming the election of Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, saying he was happy that the country apex court has restored the confidence of Nigerians in the judiciary and that those who believed they could circumvent the electoral verdict of the people of Taraba State were put to shame.

Governor Fayose, who described the judgment as “justice properly

served” reminded Nigerians of his predictions published on December

22, 2015 in which he said categorically that Governor Ishaku will be

victorious at the Appeal Court and Supreme Court.
According to his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New

Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose cautioned functionaries of the

ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), especially the National

Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun over their disparaging comments against

the judiciary as a result of the party’s failure to unseat the Peoples

Democratic Party (PDP) governors of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States.

He called on the judiciary to further establish its independence,

saying; “The only body that can save democracy and sustain the rights

of Nigerians in the face of tyranny is the judiciary and our judges

must stand firm now so that those who truncated democracy in Nigeria

through military coup will not return the country to dictatorship

under democratic governance.”
The governor said labelling the judiciary as corrupt because of

Supreme Court judgments on the dispute over the governorship elections

in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Delta, Ebonyi and other states that PDP

won was the height of hypocrisy by the APC, adding that the same way

the Supreme Court dismissed the use of card readers on the cases won

by PDP governors was the way the court dismissed card readers in the

cases won by APC governors.
While congratulating Governor Ishaku, Governor Fayose urged him to

“remain with the people of Taraba State and never get bothered by the

antics of those whose only interest is to circumvent the verdict of

the people.”