One of Nigeria’s foremost lawyers Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has applauded the Supreme Court verdict on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership crisis.
The apex court on Wednesday declared Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic national chairman of the party, ending a long-standing leadership tussle.
The court, consequently, ordered Senator Sheriff to vacate the National Secretariat of the party with immediate effect.
And in his reaction to the verdict, Ozekhome said the decision saved the party from self-destruct and internally-generated volcanic eruption.
It saved Nigeria’s destructive and annihilating slide into an autocratic and despotic one-party state where absolutism and lack of opposition were already rearing their monstrous visages
Once again, the judiciary, the whipping ‘boy’ of our democracy, has risen to the challenge of saving Nigeria’s wobbling and imperilled democracy.
A virile opposition constitutes the heart and soul of democracy. The alternative is dictatorship. God bless Nigeria.