A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele has congratulated the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for sweeping to victory in the case between him and the former governor of the state, Engr. Segun Oni at the Supreme Court.
Hon. Opeyemi who represents Ado-Ekiti/Irepodun-Ifelodun Federal Constituency in the lower chamber in a press release described the Supreme Court’s judgement as a victory for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and a quantum leap for the country’s legal process and the growth of its democracy.
The former Commissioner for Information & Strategy hailed Engr. Segun Oni for having confidence in the judicial process and for his doggedness in pursuing his grievances to a logical conclusion. He therefore called on all well-meaning Ekiti indigenes to bury their differences and foster better relations within the community
His words: “Now that the highest Court of the land has finally laid this matter to rest, my patriotic call on behalf of well meaning Ekiti sons and daughters as well as stakeholders of our democracy, will be to encourage His Excellency, Engr. Segun Oni, to join hands with the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in addressing the critical needs of Ekiti people in ensuring good governance, massive job creation, continued infrastructural development, quality education and health care services, agrarian revolution and the growth of Ekiti economy, among other much desired dividends of democracy.
“I equally, call on His Excellency, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to jettison the idea of instituting a probe into the programmes and activities of Engr. Segun Oni administration. Tempting as this might sound, it will be much more distracting than even the law suit. This is moreso when one realises that Ekiti politics in the last decade has been characterized with vindictiveness and retaliatory policies and attitudes that have ended up placing the State in a Barber’s chair which goes round and round ad infinitum without actually moving the State any inch forward.
“The truth which must be told about Ekiti is that in the last 17 years of her creation, many things have happened which had led to her stunted growth and disappointment of the founding fathers and well meaning citizens of the State, many of whom have become heart broken and frustrated.
“Beyond rhetorics, this is definitely the time to bury the hatchet and ensure that all hands are on deck to save Ekiti from becoming a failed State. Regardless of our political affiliation and ideological divides, this is the time for all of us to work together to heal the broken hearts and create a NEW and UNITED Ekiti. United we STAND as a people, divided we FALL. Time to heal Ekiti is NOW!”