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'Judiciary last hope of common man'

13 October 2014, 12:26

Umuahia - The former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Ogbulafor, said on Sunday his acquittal by an Abuja High Court proved the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

Ogbulafor said this in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia while reacting to the judgment of the court.

The court had acquitted the PDP chieftain of a 17-count charge of corruption brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

"I feel very happy, great and on top of the world over the judgment.

Also read: Court adjourns judgment in case against Ogbulafor

"It is not easy to be acquitted of corrupt charges, 17 of them and you come out of them all and not found guilty in any.

"It’s something I feel happy about and I give glory to God.

"To me, this shows that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man,’’ he said.

Ogbulafor attributed his travails to the handiwork of his enemies.

He said that as a Minister in the Presidency, he never awarded any contract nor participated in the process of awarding contracts.

Ogbulafor said that the experience would not deter him from assisting others but warned public office holders to be careful with the kind of people they render help to.


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