By Gbenga Ariyibi
ADO-EKITI—After the initial shock and dejection occasioned by the change of government, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State House of Assembly have cautioned the new governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi to always be guided by the principle of the rule of law in his approach to governance.
The lawmakers said people of the state should expect change in the leadership of the House, noting that the change may not be immediate as some people in the state may be expecting.
The lawmakers who described the Court of Appeal judgement as shocking, said it was painful to lose the governorship seat to the Action Congress of Nigera, ACN.
The PDP who rose from a meeting yesterday urged the PDP members in the state not to lose hope, saying the future of its members were bright.
Speaking on behalf of the PDP in the third assembly, the House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports, Hon. Adebayo Morakinyo (PDP, Ikole 1) said, “our position is not all that bad, at least that we have lost the governorship seat does not mean we should loose hope or be dejected.
“To those of us in the PDP, it’s a big and great loss to have lost the seat to ACN, but we still have the capacity to withstand the temporary shock and get ourselves together to move ahead with politics to ensure that we did not loose any of our supporters to ACN.
“We still have the presidency, two of the three serving senators, six House of Representatives members, and 13 lawmakers in the house compared to ACN that has only three states, so, there is no cause for any of us to start to think of leaving the party to another for no reason at all.
“Another thing is for our people to avoid gossip for now because that was one of the major things that caused problems for the PDP initially, people should desist from saying what has never existed.
Morakinyo who affirmed that there would be change in the leadership of the house, expressed optimism that it might not be as recent as the people expect.
“We don’t expect change in the leadership of the house to be immediate, but what we think will be the interest of the house now is to start working in the interest of Ekiti people.
They called on the new governor to always be guided by the principles of the rule of law, saying, as a beneficiary of the process, it will therefore be out of place if he decides to take any position against the rule of law.
“If Fayemi work against what he has preached, that is the principles of rule of law or work against the lay down rules and regulations of the assembly, then the house may not be one, therefore we will come back to square one.