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PDP dimisses credibility of APC Tribubal witness

16 September 2015, 08:48Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Rivers State chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) said it had uncovered the true identity of Charles Kaye Okoye.

He is said to have claimed to be a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Okoye has been used by the rival All Progressives Congress as a witness at the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

PDP claimed he had been confirmed as a card-carrying member of the APC and also on the pay roll of the former Governor of the State, Rotimi Amaechi.

The PDP alleged that more interactions with Okoye on the social media, particularly his Facebook postings had further exposed his membership of APC in Rivers State and under the sponsorship of Amaechi to lie under oath.

In one of the series of postings on Facebook, Okoye had earlier allegedly admitted that he was available for rewards and bribes by the APC.

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His said later posting on August 6, 2015, also indicated that the expected payment had been made, justifying the assignment.

“Our Party Promises Nigerians change but the change we promised and which Nigerians desire so much cannot be achieved if we allow the resources that belong to all Nigerians to be misappropriated by a few."

PDP alleged Okoye went further in his posting on August 28, 2015, to praise former Governor Amaechi, alleging that he (Amaechi) would have been a dead man if Jonathan had won the election.

PDP further called on the general public not to take any of the claims by the APC and its sponsored witnesses at the Tribunal seriously.

"They are all lies and calculated efforts to truncate good governance in the State, which will fail woefully."

Comment could not be obtained from APC or Okoye

- CAJ News


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