The rule of law in the country has triumphed again, as the list of candidates that emerged from the primaries allegedly conducted by the Sen.Buruji Kashamu-faction of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party has been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the national leadership of the party.
An Abuja-based High Court had through its subsisting judgement, ordered the electoral body and the party to accept only the Engr. Bayo Dayo-led chairman’s list of candidates for the forthcoming general elections in Ogun
A statement signed by Senator Kashamu gives glory to God on this developmemt, which he described as victory for democracy.
The development has put to rest, speculations on which list of candidates INEC and the PDP would accept for the 2019 elections in the state.
Acting on valid court order, the court bailiff submitted the list to both INEC and the PDP National for mandatory acceptance.
The Dayo-led lawyers – Rickey Tafa & Co, was also said to have forwarded same to both INEC and the PDP National Chairman. as required by law.
“To crown the process with political diligence, the Ogun PDP state Secretary – Chief Semiu Shodipo personally delivered the list of candidates with accompanying details of primary election results to both INEC and the PDP National.
While INEC has accepted the Bayo Dayo exco candidates list and signified readiness to process and use the list for the 2019 elections in obedience to court order, the PDP National Chairman has interestingly, also aligned the party to the path of conformity with the rule of law”.
This is highly impressive and indeed a commendable development in our democracy as civilised nation guided by law and established due process.
“We give the glory of this victory of the law and democratic due process over lawlessness and impunity to the almighty God and the commendable perseverance of our esteemed leaders and vast followers. Hearty congratulations to all our elders, leaders, party members and teeming supporters”.
This has foreclosed any further posturing of alternate Ogun PDP candidates list for the 2019 elections. What’s reasonably left is the resolution of issues to exploit the substitution window enabled by the INEC guidelines for our party to have the deserving victory at the forthcoming elections.
Consequently, deliberate moves and concerted efforts shall be deployed in the next 24 hrs forthwith to mend fences and close ranks as a united political family.
All our leaders and political stakeholders are hereby appealed to in party’s interest to create enabling environment for accommodation and reconciliation. Walls of restrictions based on political groupings should give way for a united platform in our diversity.
There is indeed “no victor and no vanquished” in this battle of legitimately democratic exercise of rights to aspirations as just witnessed in the Ogun PDP.
God will do well for us at the forthcoming elections.
Long life Ogun PDP.!
Long life PDP!!
Long life Nigeria!!!
Senator Buruji Kashamu.