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Peterside urged to guard against subjudice matters

12 November 2015, 10:02

Rivers - The losing governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, has been warned against commenting on issues that are pending in the courts.

This follows comments attributed to Peterside on radio on the Appeal Court having concluded plans to recall a sacked purported APC elected Local Government Council Chairmen in the state.

The PDP said the intent of the comments was to stir up crisis in the state.

“PDP is worried that an aspiring state governor of Dakuku Peterside’s level is yet to know that commenting on a case before the Court is subjudice and unlawful let alone creating the impression that he, already has the judgement in his pocket,” said Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah.

Also read: Peterside cancels Rivers rally amid Okrika deaths

Needam said Peterside’s attempt to drag the judiciary into politics was highly regrettable.

“We want to condemn this in very strong terms,” Needam added.

Needam said PDP recalled a similar slip up by Peterside on same radio station he was interviewed on Tuesday when he announced that the Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State had reinstated the sacked purported council chairmen, which turned out to be unfounded.

“We therefore enjoin the Rivers people to discountenance such baseless statements and utterances from Dakuku Peterside whether on the matter before the Appeal Court or any other issue.”

PDP and APC have been involved in verbal tussles since Nyesom Wike was elected governor under controversial circumstances.

The poll tribunal in the state has nullified the governorship election outcome citing some irregularities

- CAJ News


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