Nigerian former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the members of the Peoples Democratic Party over the Supreme Court verdict which affirmed Senator Ahmed Markafi as the authentic National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Making his feelings known through series of tweet with his Twitter handle @GEJonathan,
monitored by Ifeanyicy.com, the former president said
"I congratulate my political party, the PDP, on the successful resolution of its leadership crisis by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
"I believe in our jurists. We may have issues with some individuals but the Nigerian judiciary deserves respect and commendation." he noted.
The 2015 presidential candidate of the party Stated that "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." he said.
Jonathan reiterated that "thus, they must take inspiration from General Yakubu Gowon and declare a 'no victor and no vanquished policy'."
Calling those who left the party to return, Jonathan said" 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." he stated.
In conclusion the former president said that PDP is large enough to accommodate 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. GEJ"