Lagos – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
has welcomed Thursday’s judgment of a Port Harcourt High Court dismissing the
suit filed by the former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, challenging the
Judicial Commission of Enquiry on his administration.
The current administration led by Governor Nyesom Wike,
established the commission to probe alleged misconduct.
“There is no hiding place for the former Governor and his
allies who looted the state, converted public facilities to personal properties,
and misappropriated billions of Dollars belonging to the state
"... some of which he used to fund activities of the
All Progressives Congress (APC) before, during and after the general elections
in and outside the State by the Rivers State Government,” Jerry Needam, Special
Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Rivers PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, said.
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Obuah, while commending the High Court Presiding Judge on
the matter, noted that by this judgment, “the former Governor and all those who
collaborated with him in making Rivers State bankrupt will now face justice,
and that the Judiciary has further demonstrated its uprightness and unbiased
disposition in the dispensation of justice.”
“The party also calls on the Judicial Commission of
Enquiry set up by the Wike administration to investigate the former Governor
and his administration to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice
prevails and all those found culpable in course of its findings on the thematic
areas as contained in its terms of reference are brought to book accordingly.”
Tensions characterise the Rivers State. While the current
administration is probing Amaechi’s administration, APC is challenging Wike’s
elections as governor earlier this year, citing irregularities.
- CAJ News