The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to former Governor Segun Oni to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court in the best interest of the state.
The party said Ekiti State’s growth would be accelerated if the party members could sheathe swords and work assiduously in tandem with the four cardinal points of the governor.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the APC Chairman, Paul Omotoso, said both Fayemi and Oni are eminent members of the party and Ekiti citizens, who should be united in spirits for a prosperous Ekiti.
Omotosho said the party perceived the judgment as no victor, no vanquished, just like Governor Fayemi felt about it.
The party, he said, must be focused to be able to deliver on its promises to Ekiti populace.
The apex court on Wednesday dismissed the eligibility case filed by Oni against Fayemi, where he prayed the court to nullify the governor’s participation in the Ekiti APC governorship primary.
Oni, in the suit, said he won the May 26, 2018 primary since Fayemi was not qualified on the basis of his alleged refusal to resign 30 days before primary as stipulated by the party’s constitution.
Omotoso hailed the resilience and dogged determination of some members of the party to think of a legitimate way of challenging a primary, rather than resorting to self-defence.
The party chairman added that the court remains the best democratic channel to challenge the outcome of any election, saying the party won’t sanction Oni and his supporters for exhausting legal mechanism in fighting their course.
He said: “The judgment by the highest court in the land affirming and authenticating the victory of Dr. Fayemi at the primary was a welcome development.
“At this point, I want to remind all members of APC in Ekiti State that this victory belongs to us all. We should now put this behind us and join hands with the administration of Dr. Fayemi to move the state forward.”