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PDP slams Oyegun over comments on Wike’s victory

04 February 2016, 19:03Lekan Oladeinde

Port Harcourt - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers has condemned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC0, John Oyegun over his comments on the Supreme Court judgement that validated the election of Gov Nyesom Wike as governor of the state.

Oyegun had on Wednesday criticized the judgement and call for the investigation of the Justices of the apex court.

The Chairman of the PDP in the state, Felix Obuah said there was nothing wrong with the January 27 judgment delivered unanimously by the seven Supreme Court jurists led by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mahmud Muhammed. 

Also read: APC calls for probe of S/Court judges on Wike’s victory

Obuah in a statement on Thursday described Oyegun’s position as not only disrespect to the Eminent Justices, the Judiciary and the apex court in the land but a dangerous threat to the survival of the hard earned democracy in the state and the nation

He noted that rather than commend the Justices of the Supreme Court for taking action to maintain the independence and unbiased position of the judiciary by declaring sound judgments as in the case of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Abia and Ebonyi States, Oyegun preferred to make such derogatory and unpatriotic statements about the Judiciary.

The statement read in parts: One thing is certain and that is the fact that the Supreme Court Justices took the path of honour and dignity by not yielding to the pressure and influence by the APC-led Federal Government, demanding the nullification of the elections of the affected PDP State Governors; a commendable feat by the Supreme Court Justices.

“Another truth revealed to us in Oyegun’s statements is the fact that the APC leadership was and is not interested in the development and welfare of the people or simply put, good governance, but obviously interested in the economic resources of the states.” 

- News 24


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