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PDP accuses DSS of influencing Rivers governorship election judgment

30 October 2015, 15:04

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Department of State Security Services (DSS) of interfering in the recent tribunal judgment on Rivers State governorship election, reports Channels TV.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, who made this disclosure after the end of the party’s national caucus’ meeting in Abuja on Thursday, said the development poses a serious cause for concern in the nation’s political environment, especially as it concerns the survival of the nation's democracy.

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He noted that the manner in which the tribunal was able to deliver a judgement within 24 hours in a case that had nearly 100 witnesses, 1 000 pieces of documentary evidences and nine written addresses, each not less than 40 pages raises concerns about the judgement of the tribunal.

He stated that judgement indicated that the Nigerian people and the PDP were victims of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.

On the walk out staged by senators of the PDP during the confirmation of the former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, on Thursday, Metuh said it was a decision that showed the party’s stand against corruption.

He noted that the action of the APC senators during Amaechi’s confirmation had put a dent on the ruling party’s “pretentious war against corruption.

Read more at Channels TV.

- News 24


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