Wike APC condemns PDP for anti-judiciary comments

The APC further expressed shock at what it described as a large-scale smear campaign launched on the Nigerian judiciary by the opposition party.

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The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for its comments against the judiciary due to the recent tribunal judgment which nullified the April 11 election victory of Governor Nyesom Wike.

The APC further expressed shock at what it described as a large-scale smear campaign launched on the Nigerian judiciary by the opposition party.

This was contained in a statement released on Monday, October 26, 2015, by Rivers APC spokesperson, Chris Finebone.

The statement reads:

“In what is unfolding as an all out war, the PDP National Working Committee [NWC], National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh and the various chapters of the PDP in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, have already thrown every caution in the rule book to the wind in the way they are casting aspersions on the integrity of respected members of the bench whose only offence is that their meticulous and balanced judgments have exposed PDP’s fraudulent and violent escapades during the 2015 general elections.”

“Particularly, the PDP and their members in Rivers State, including even lawyers, have since Saturday launched various bitter tirades against the character and integrity of the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal members.”

“Some have openly tried to establish family and marital relationship between the tribunal chairman and some top government officials, knowing same to be false, mendacious and malicious. The APC is still stunned that the Spokesman of the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah would state that, “The tribunal has delivered the ruling it was asked to deliver.”

“In summary, the APC understands that by turning to destroy the Nigerian judiciary, the PDP is only employing its usual tactics of intimidation and blackmail whenever their members find themselves at the wrong end of the law, whether over corruption cases or electoral matters as is the present case. This motive common with bandits and buccaneers have proven to fail the PDP in the past and will surely fail them this time around.”

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The Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal had ruled on October 24 that Wike was not validly elected into office due to irregularities and corrupt practices which marred the conduct of the polls.

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