Rivers: Again, APC Exposes 'PDP's Invidious Plot'

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, alleged on Monday that it has just uncovered another desperate arrangement by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to put a cog in the wheel of justice in the ongoing Governorship/Legislative Tribunal cases in Abuja.

A statement signed by the Secretary, APC Rivers State Media and Publicity Committee,Godstime Orlukwu, said: “At a meeting it held today, Monday, August 17, 2015, PDP perfected moves to pay a huge sum of money into the account of one of the judges on one of the tribunal panels hearing the Rivers State National Assembly, Governorship and House of Assembly Election matters tomorrow, August 18.

“This might not have been an altogether strange occurrence seeing that the PDP is wont to imagine that every Nigerian is up for sale.

“However, this time the plan is to make this payment in the name of a chieftain of the All Progressives' Congress and then write a petition to the National Judicial Council, NJC, and the unsuspecting public.

” The aim of this sinister move is to cast aspersion on the integrity of the members of the tribunals hearing the Rivers State case, and raise doubts in the minds of Nigerians and especially Rivers people.

“We, in the APC, believe that we have a good case before God and man. We also have absolute confidence in our judiciary as the last hope of the common man. We do not have any reason therefore to coerce, blackmail or corrupt the process to get justice.

“We wish to reiterate that the All Progressives Congress and its candidates will not be party to any plot or ploy to compromise any judge, as we believe wholly in the rule of law and in the sanctity of the judiciary.

“We are confident that justice will prevail and we have repeatedly said that we would pursue our matters legally and without recourse to illegality or self-help of any kind.

“We have never been and will never be party to any untoward act even in the face of outright provocations and deliberate denial of our rights.

“We have remained steadfast in our pursuit of justice and trust that God and the will of Rivers people will see us through.

“We therefore call on the security agents to please be on alert and monitor very closely any acts that may be inimical to the peace and progress of Rivers State.

“Our people have suffered enough and we do not believe that our state should continually be in the eye of the storm because of some people's greed. Eternal vigilance remains the price of freedom!”

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