BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE—A member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Bode Olajumoke has described Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi as a rare politician that had raised the bar in electoral contest in the country.
Olajumoke said Fayemi’s decision to accept defeat in the last governorship election has given Nigerians hope on the development of democracy.
While speaking with newsmen in Akure, he said Fayemi with his action had also dashed the hope of people that the election would lead to bloodshed.
According to him “Fayemi is a good democrat, he has set up a template for future election, he has raised the bar on democratic revolution, he has shown that politics is not a do or die affair.
“He is somebody that is worthy of emulation, he has raised the bar for the political landscape, I did the same thing when I lost to Prof. Boroffice in the senatorial election in 2011.
“Politics and governance are about service to the people, if you offer yourself to serve the people and they accept you it is okay, but if the people say they want another person to serve them, we should learn to respect the views of the people and accept their verdict, this is exactly what Fayemi has done and should be commended for”.
Also speaking in the same vein, former National President of Association, Wole Olanipekun has expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the last governorship election in Ekiti state saying the country is moving towards civilised democracy.
Olanipekun who spoke with newsmen in Akure during the 2014 law week of the Association, Akure branch also commended the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemir for accepting the decision of the people of the state on the election.
He said he was proud of what happened in Ekiti State during the election and that the election remains one of the fairest and freest in the history of election in the country.