The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the election of Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose as a triumph of democracy and the rule of law.
The party said the ruling is a testimony that the judiciary is still the last hope of the common man having sustained the wishes and aspirations of the people of Ekiti state as expressed in the June 21, 2014governorship election.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Tuesday said that the ruling has "given hope to the survival of democracy especially coming at a time when some officials of key institutions of democracy such as INEC and some security personnel, have already started compromising their independence apparently under the dictates of an obsessive APC.
The party congratulated Governor Fayose and the people of Ekiti state for their doggedness in the face of daunting challenges from anti-democratic forces and urged the governor to be magnanimous in victory while using his mandate to deliver good governance in line with the PDP manifesto and vision of the founding fathers.
The PDP restated its resolve to continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the governor and the people of the state and vowed to resist any form of political intimidation or blackmail aimed at destabilizing the state.
"In this regard, we warn all anti-democratic forces hiding in the state, especially the outgoing APC lawmakers against any action intended directly or indirectly to destabilize the state or undermine this democratically elected PDP government under Governor Ayo Fayose", the party said.