We have received a formal brief from our lawyers who were at the Supreme Court this morning to press the arguments of the APC and its candidates in some cases that are currently pending before the superior court.
We have learnt that no less than three different matters were entertained today by the Apex Court. The first was an application by Senator Magnus Abe’s lawyer against the stay of execution granted Pastor Tonye Cole and candidates of the APC by the Court of Appeal.
The second matter was based on jurisdiction while the third witnessed the commencement of initial legal arguments in a sunstantive matter.
The Cole/Giadom Campaign Organisation is however happy with the pace that is being adopted by the Apex Court. We are particularly pleased that the attempt to frustrate the stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal at the Supreme Court was today refused.
Senator Magnus Abe and his associates have been ordered by the Supreme Court to descend to the court below for the eventual determination of the substantive suit.
While we welcome the said verdict, we maintain that our faith in the judiciary remains unassailable. We pray that those who have a penchant for twisting reports from the judiciary would refrain from engaging in such acts.
From what transpired today, hearing in some cases which were argued would continue tomorrow. Against this background, we urge Rivers people and our teeming party supporters to kindly remain focused and law abiding.
We have confidence in our lawyers and enormous faith in our God. Thus far, God has put our aggressors inside and outside the party who celebrated last weekend over a trivial decision at the Supreme Court to shame.
They had lied to an unsuspecting public that ongoing litigation at the Supreme Court has been settled. We are wondering what they are still trying to do in court if there are no issues before the Supreme Court.
For us, it is not over until it is over. We shall continue to push for equity, fairness and justice. It doesn’t matter whatever our opponents do, we know that justice would eventually prevail.
(Source: Ogbonna Nwuke, spokesman, Cole/Giadom Campaign Organisation)