The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over an alleged smear campaign ahead of the ruling of the election petition tribunal on the National Assembly election of Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency.
The warning follows recent claims by the PDP that APC plans to subvert justice in the petition filed by former speaker and PDP candidate in the election, Kombowei Benson, against Preye Oseke who was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Reacting to the allegations by the PDP, the Bayelsa State Chairman of the APC, Jonathan Amos, while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday during an interactive session with newsmen in Yenagoa, said the PDP allegations are “wild and unfounded,” adding that Benson was rejected by the electorate in Southern Ijaw.
The Bayelsa State APC chair also warned his PDP counterpart, Moses Cleopas, to desist from making unfounded allegations, against the opposition party in the state.
Amos said; “These allegations are a product of the PDP chairman’s imagination, perhaps hallucination.
“The PDP’s candidate in the House of Representatives election, Benson, lost to our candidate, Oseke.
“Every true son and daughter of Southern Ijaw can attest to the fact that Konbowei’s 12 years sojourn at the House of Assembly was a disaster and had no bearing on the people of Southern Ijaw.
“The people of Southern Ijaw rejected him at the poll, because he failed them woefully.
“We don’t need to subvert justice in order to affirm our victory, the facts we laid before the election tribunal speaks volume and we believe our victory would be upheld by the tribunal.
“As much as we would want to be confident in the incorruptibility of the eminent jurists at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal, we would at this juncture appeal to the conscience of the eminent jurists, to resist any attempt by the PDP and its agents to have them compromised.”
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