Says, “The Pharaoh We see Today We Shall Not See Next Week”
Governorship hopeful under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has arrived Ondo State and touched down at the border town of Isua Akoko, after weeks of being in Abuja to reclaim his mandate at the Appeal Court.
The Justice Ibrahim Salauwa-led panel had deferred his judgment on Jegede’s appeal, challenging his unlawful substitution by INEC till when the Supreme Court rules next week Tuesday, on a motion against the panel by the Ali Modu Sheriff-led PDP.
Apparently to assure his supporters that all hope is not lost with the Appeal Court’s decision, Jegede stormed the state and was received by hundreds of enthusiastic supporters, party members and residents of Akoko at the Isua junction, boundary with Edo State.
The people chanted his name, as well as, several solidarity songs, such as, “After Iroko, who be next?” restating their support for him for next Saturday’s election despite the ongoing litigation.
In a brief address, Jegede said he is always greatly encouraged by the rousing reception and solidarity, assuring that collectively, they will soon triumph over all the negative forces.
“My driving force to forge ahead has been God and the unprecedented solidarity from you my people, in spite of all adversaries we contend with everyday,” he said. “Very soon, we shall triumph because we are unstoppable.”
At Oka Akoko, where he made another stop-over, and was cheered by a large crowd, Jegede advised the people to keep intact their permanent voter cards to enable them vote him, expressing optimism that the case in court will be over early next week.
“They keep asking us what makes us confident that we will contest this election, and we say we have God, Who rules in the affairs of men. By early next week, the Pharaoh we see today, we will see them no more,” he said.
He was also at Akungba, Ikare, Oke Agbe, Owo and other towns in the northern senatorial district of the state, where he advised members to continue their campaigns to enable him emerge victorious next week Saturday.