The Federal High Court in Abeokuta on Wednesday, 30th of November, 2022, struck out two suits challenging the May 22nd primary election which produced Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ijebu North, Ijebu East & Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency.
Reacting to the judgement, the deputy minority whip of the Federal House of Representatives; Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid Adesegun Adekoya (ATTACKER) commended the judiciary for taking into consideration what is right and serving justice, appropriately.
“I was truly overwhelmed by the judgement. This is what our law institutions should do – always standing by what is right at all times to avoid miscarriage of justice. The judiciary has once again justified the confidence reposed in them”, Adekoya said.
Speaking further, Adekoya appealed to the duo of Hon. Tele Ogunjobi, Mr. Kenny Bello and other aggrieved members to sheath their swords, noting that it is a ‘no victor, no vanquished’ situation. He maintained that as members of the same party, there is bound to be disagreement but it does not make them become enemies. Our common enemies are the opposing parties.
“There is no victor nor vanquished. This judgement is for all genuine members of the party. The Federal High Court only helped in straightening few issues that are unclear to some of us. It is not a defeat to some, rather, a victory for all. Now, it is time to come together, unite and face our opponents. We can not let this great opportunity slip off our hands. I appeal to my brothers – Hon. Tele Ogunjobi, Mr. Kenny Bello and all aggrieved members to sheath their swords and let’s work together in unison to achieve this common goal.
I shall be visiting my brothers – Hon. Tele Ogunjobi and Mr. Kenny Bello very soon to iron things out and map out strategies to ensure our party emerges victorious in 2023. There is no champion for ever. Someday, I’ll vacate this seat and I see them both as perfect successors. As it is usually said that success without a successor is a successful failure. By that time, I shall be willing to offer my utmost support to whoever gets the mandate between them”, he concluded.