The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike of making desperate moves to stop the release of last Saturday’s state assembly bye election.
According to the party, the governor has been contacting judges in the state to grant an injunction that will stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from releasing the result.
A statement issued by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone, however said all the judges so far contacted have turned down the request, calling on others yet to be contacted to emulate those who did the right thing by turning down the offers that will be made to them.
The APC said: ”So far, all the judges approached to execute the scheme have politely turned it down. The APC salutes the courage of these judges. We call on those yet to be contacted to emulate their colleagues and turn down an attempt by the government to abuse the judicial system.
“The APC believes that despite the threats being made against those judges who have refused to be dragged into the matter, the judges of the State Judiciary, as noble men and women, will continue to display this kind of uncommon bravery and strict adherence to the tenets of the hallowed profession of dispensing justice without fear or favour.
“We urge Gov. Nyesom Wike and the PDP in Rivers State to abandon their evil agenda meant to, once again, drag the judiciary into the murky political waters of the State.”
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