Rivers - The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has downplayed the appeal by governor Nyesom Wike against the nullification of the governorship poll held earlier this year.
The state poll tribunal last week nullified the outcome citing irregularities.
Wike this week opposed the decision at the Court of Appeal.
Chris Finebone, APC Rivers spokesperson, said the party’s attention had been drawn to a press release by the Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, to the effect that the APC was worried Wike had filed his appeal.
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"Reading through the laughable press release, there was no single mention or allusion to any event or development within the APC fold or by its members to confirm such nonsensical statement,” said Finebone.
“Perhaps the only fact that can be established in the entire four-parahraph worthless press release is that either the authors need urgent psychiatric help or need some rehabilitation from long use of psychotropic substances,” said Finebone.
Finebone said APC expressed shock at the “level of celebration” by PDP individuals and groups since Wike appealed the tribunal ruling.
“We ask: is it that the PDP now hunger and thirst so much for celebration having lost serially at the tribunal and Supreme Court recently that it has to set off on a street carnival just because Nyesom Wike filed an appeal?” asked Finebone.
“Has it really become that bad for the PDP in Rivers State? Maybe, it is necessary at this juncture to remind the PDP that APC national assembly candidates who lost at the tribunals have all appealed their matters without any fanfare whatsoever.”
- CAJ News