Port Harcourt - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians to disregard the call by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on two serving Ministers, Rotimi Amaechi and Ogbonnaya Onu, to step aside for alleged subversion of justice in Rivers State.
The ruling party’s response, which also described the opposition party’s call as frivolous and mischievous, was contained in a release issued by the Rivers State Chairman of APC, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
The statement reads: The call by the PDP flies in the face of reason, fairness, common sense and cause of justice.
It is a known fact that embattled Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court only resorted to the cheap, convenient, everyday reaction of people caught red-handed committing crimes in order to divert attention away from the grave reality confronting them especially when faced with sufficient evidence.
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“Indeed, it is even more disconcerting that PDP in the said call, refused to recognise the naked fact that by accusing the Ministers of attempting to induce them to pervert the course of justice, the accused Hon. Justices introduced unrelated allegations against innocent persons unconnected with the matter for which they are being investigated.
“We urge Mr. President and Nigerians to completely disregard PDP’s call for the sacking of Amaechi and Onu. Why should they be sacked? What crime did they commit for PDP to call for their sack? These fine gentlemen did nothing wrong”.
“Mr. President should not and cannot act based on mere accusations from the Supreme Court Justices without any iota of proof or evidence to back their claims. And we should not forget that these Justices only started making these false accusations against Amaechi and Onu, after they were arrested by the DSS"