Lagos - All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State spokesperson, Chris Finebone, has laughed off alleged threats by the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to arrest him.
Finebone alleged he was aware of a press release by the Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Felix Obuah, and signed by his Media Aide, Jerry Needam, calling for his arrest for purportedly making inciting remarks over the ruling by Federal High Court to nullify the local government elections.
“Ordinarily, my instinctive response to such a joke is to ignore it as I have done severally in the past,” a defiant Finebone stated this weekend.
“However, let me for once state that we are in such serious times that the likes of Felix Obuah and Jerry Needam should discard their toga of court jesters and refrain from puerile jokes that enjoy no attention from serious people.”
Last week, the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, presided over by Justice Lambo Akanbi, nullified the local election results ruling the polls were illegitimate.
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APC, which dominated the poll, expressed displeasure at the ruling.
“The APC has extensively and unequivocally made its position clear on the matter of the court ruling and there is no need to belabour it here,” Finebone stated.
He however advise Obuah to concentrate on tackling the breakdown of refuse removal in Port Harcourt city and environs, “a job his master consigned him to do.”
“But more seriously, he should consider how best to launder billions of Naira belonging to Rivers people on behalf of his master, which is the real reason he is positioned at his present outpost - a job many consider too demeaning for the high office of a state party chairman.”
He thus remained defiant in the wake of his sentiments that are said to have been in contempt of court.
“Finally, there is nothing inciting in my presentation to the public other than to place the issues arising from the ruling of Justice Lambo Akanbi and its interplay with other related issues, especially as it concerns our party, the APC and the 23 Councils in Rivers State, in their proper perspective for the benefit of the public. No more.”
- CAJ News