Senate Minority leader, Senate Godswill Akpabio, has stated that Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgement on the leqadership tussle in the PDP, was a victory for democracy, not just for PDP members of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction.
Akpabio, who spoke in an interview with NTA after Wednesday’s senate plenary, stated that the judgement which declared Makarfi-led caretaker committee as the authentic leadership of the PDP, also delighted those in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he explained why.
His words: “The judgement is victory, not just for PDP members but for democracy. I want to congratulate every member, including those who feel they won and those who think they lost. There was no victor, no vanquished. It’s simply time for us to come together and rebuild the party.
“I also want to congratulate even our brothers in the APC. I congratulate them because while the PDP crisis lasted, a lot of them were worried, wondering where they’ll run to if the APC is no more home for them. Now, they can find a home in PDP because the umbrella has been stretched out for them.
“I want to urge those who went on exile and those affected by the tussle to come back home. It is time to rebuild our great party. This is a lesson for us all. It was a family quarrel. We should never allow family quarrels to get to the level where the court would have to come in to settle it”