Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has hailed the dismissal of the case instituted by the ousted Governor of the state, Mr Segun Oni , seeking a review of the October 15th, 2010 judgment that removed him from office.
Governor Fayemi in his official reaction to the ruling by the Appeal Court Justices, described it as victory for common sense and the rule of law.
The Governor who was attending a meeting with officials of the World Bank in Abuja during the sitting of the Court of Appeal panel in Ado-Ekiti, said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, that he was happy that reason and common sense prevailed in the case which ordinarily ought not to have come before the Lord Justices in the first place.
Fayemi, who lauded the conduct of the justices, however said it was high time the judiciary put in place mechanism that will prevent the likes of jobless busy-bodies like Oni and his cohorts in the Peoples Democratic Party from dragging the judiciary in the mud with frivolous petitions.
The Governor said his administration had since inception laid emphasis on reconciliation as a virile tool for peace, but noted that it was apparent that some elements within the state, owing to their self-centredness and desperation, are unwilling to tow the path of reconciliation.
The statement reads in part: “We welcome the decision of the justices of the Appeal Court. It is victory for commonsense and the rule of law. But that case ought not to have come before the Lord Justices in the first place, but we thank the Justices for not allowing the judiciary to be dragged in the mud.
“But it is important for the judiciary to also put in place mechanism that would guard against deliberate attempts by some people to drag its image in the mud.
“Our administration places much emphasis on reconciliation as a virile tool for peaceful co-existence, but it is apparent some people are unwilling to embrace reconciliation.”
“This administration remains focused in its efforts to ensure a rapid development of Ekiti State and to liberate the people from poverty and nothing can distract us.”
Last modified: February 27, 2012