Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has celebrated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what he termed a successful resolution of the leadership crisis that rocked the Party.
This follows the Supreme Court’s verdict delivered on Wednesday that declared the Makarfi caretaker committee legal, hence sacking Ali-Modu Sherriff as the Party’s National Chairman.
The former President took to twitter to express his gladness over the resolution, saying that there are no losers or winners as the Party has a heart large enough to accommodate all Nigerians.
“I congratulate my political Party, the PDP, on the successful resolution of its leadership crisis by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The party that gave Nigeria the largest economy in Africa is a party whose heart is large enough to find a place for all Nigerians.
— Goodluck E. Jonathan (@GEJonathan) July 12, 2017
“I believe in our jurists. We may have issues with some individuals but the Nigerian judiciary deserves respect and commendation.
“Today’s verdict is a judgment where there are no winners or losers. It is a verdict that will bring our party together.
“As I congratulate the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee, I strongly urge them not to see this as a victory of a section of the party but as a moral victory of constitutionality over arbitrariness.
“Thus, they must take inspiration from General Yakubu Gowon and declare a ‘no victor and no vanquished policy’.
“I hereby call on all those who left the party because of its leadership issues to return to their natural home and build the PDP.
“The PDP is an inclusive vehicle not an exclusive one. We see Nigerians as human beings deserving of the rule of law, separation of powers and a free market economy that provides a level playing ground for all.
“The party that gave Nigeria the largest economy in Africa is a Party whose heart is large enough to find a place for all Nigerians.
“I thank God for this day of Justice and may God bless Nigeria,” he stated.