Ondo Election: A judge has offered a candid advice to the warring groups of the PDP who are currently contesting the October 14 ruling of Justice Okon Abang which substituted the name of Eyitayo Jegede with that of Jimoh Ibrahim for the Ondo State governorship election.
Ali Modu Sheriff
A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ignatius Agube, who is on the court’s panel sitting on the dispute over the Peoples Democratic Party’s ticket for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, said on Friday that the party’s failure to internalise democracy within its fold over the years was the cause of its problems.Justice Agube called on the party to put its house in order and stop belabouring the court with its problems according to the Punch.
He said this while reacting to issues generated during the Friday’s proceedings, when two lawyers representing the Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff factions of the party rose to make conflicting prayers in respect of the appeal filed by the Makarfi camp.
He said, “I have stressed this fact before now. I did so in Kwara and Yobe states, that there is need for the PDP to internalise democracy.“If they had resolved their issues internally, they would not be here washing their dirty linen in public. Ordinarily, the court has no business resolving your internal disputes.”
Meanwwhile, the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Rotimi Akereodolu, SAN has recorded significant progress in his political campaign in Ondo as the PDP continues to slug it out in the court room with the election getting closer by the day.