The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State says it has found that Gov Nyesom Wike is looking for a judge that would accept to issue orders stopping the release of the result of the by-election conducted in Saturday.
The attention of the APC has been drawn to ongoing efforts by Gov. Nyesom Wike and officials of Rivers State Government to enlist the services of a judge of the Rivers State Judiciary to sit and grant an injunction stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from proceeding to conclude and announce the result of last Saturday’s PHALGA 3 Constituency bye election.
So far, all the judges approached to execute the scheme have politely turned it down. The APC salutes the courage of these judges. We call on those yet to be contacted to emulate their colleagues and turn down an attempt by the government to abuse the judicial system.
The APC believes that despite the threats being made against those judges who have refused to be dragged into the matter, the judges of the State Judiciary, as noble men and women, will continue to display this kind of uncommon bravery and strict adherence to the tenets of the hallowed profession of dispensing justice without fear or favour.
We urge Gov. Nyesom Wike and the PDP in Rivers State to abandon their evil agenda meant to, once again, drag the judiciary into the murky political waters of the State.
(Chris Finebone, State Publicity Secretary)