Executive Assistant to His Excellency the Governor of Delta State, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe has commended the judiciary for saving Nigeria’s nascent democracy from premature extinction through its highly celebrated sound verdict which gave Senator Ahmed Markafi’s Caretaker Committee victory on July 12, 2017.
Oghenesivbe in a goodwill message to Senator Makarfi and Delta State PDP Chairman, Barrister Kingsley Esiso further described the Supreme Court judgment as far reaching in restoring the hope of the common man in quest for justice, adding that it would have been a major setback for democracy in Nigeria had the Supreme Court judgment went the way of Senator Modu Sheriff and his group.
“It is a victory well deserved for the entire Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political family. It is a good develooment for the consolidation of representative government, sustenance and advancement of constitutional democracy in our country.
“The sound and reassuring verdict of the Supreme Court has restored our hope that the judiciary has truly been rebranded and doing the needful to dispense quality justice without fear or favour.
“It is indeed heart warming that at last justice prevailed making it possible to pave the way for full reconciliation within the party. The judgment will no doubt further deepen our democracy, promote the principles of equity, good conscience and the rule of law.”
Oghenesivbe who is also a full member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) further asserted that the international community, particularly international political observers would have given up on the nation’s democracy had the rugged political scheming by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destroy PDP came to fruiton.
“The APC cabals worked so hard to destroy the PDP so as to make Nigeria a one party system and had relied extensively on the judiciary to achieve their crafty and retrogressive objective of weakening the already vibrant democracy in the country. Thanks to my Lords the Justices of the Supreme Court for sustaining their cherished integrity and uniqueness of the bench.
“Its time to rebuild and rebrand our great party, the PDP. There are no winners and no loosers within the party, which is why all stakeholders must of a necessity forget the past, come back to the party unity conference table to work out solid strategic political modalities on how to effortlessly return PDP to Aso Rock Villa come 2019.
“Our party leaders especially Senator Modu Sheriff, Cairo Ojougbo and their group must now work harmoniously with Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the national structure to conduct a peaceful, free and fair congress in the near future.
“The APC national government complete failures in virtually all aspects of our national life has provided a big crack in APC foundation which makes it possible for PDP to reclaim her national political supremacy and to take over national government on May 29, 2019.
“I respectfully congratulate all party faithfuls, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, His Excellency Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa the Executive Governor of Delta State, Delta State PDP Chairman, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and party supporters at home and in Diaspora for the hard earned but sweet victory.
“Let’s now join hands together to reclaim Aso Rock Villa and all PDP fraudulently won states in 2015 via the deceitful CHANGE propaganda of the APC party,” Oghenesivbe added.