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APC accused of trashing Akwa Ibom judiciary

18 December 2015, 09:49

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Akwa Ibom State is bent on destroying the judiciary and casting doubt in its capacity to deliver fair, just and unbiased judgments on cases before the poll tribunals.

This is according to the rival People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which alleged the APC's "wild, shocking and unfounded" allegations about the integrity of the judiciary.

It is reported the APC demanded a probe into the judiciary after it did not rule in its favour in the disputed elections held earlier this year in the state.

“It is very sad that a party that we expect to develop some level of circumspection in its comments about key institutions of our country, especially the judiciary would adopt a kitchen-sink approach, in order to get its wish,” said Obong Paul Ekpo, Akwa Ibom PDP Chairman.

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“As I said in my earlier piece, Nigerians should be proud of the role our judiciary has played in helping defend our democratic ideals and culture.

It smacks of desperation taken too far for the APC to be impugning the integrity and honour of our esteemed members of the judiciary.”

Ekpo said the people of Akwa Ibom State had overwhelmingly voted for Governor Udom Emmanuel.

“So far, he has redeemed his campaign promises,” said Ekpo of Emmanuel.

“The good people of Akwa Ibom State are solidly behind the Governor and as they say in the United States, ‘If it aint broke, don't fix it”. Akwa Ibom State is not broken, the State of our union and the fundamentals for growth remain strong and resilient, under the capable, safe and secure hands of our beloved Governor Udom Emmanuel.

APC had not commented on the allegations

- CAJ News


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