THE JUDICIARY MUST NOT AID IMPUNITY AND DEMOCRATIC BRIGANDAGE:
The All Progressives Congress, Rivers State chapter wish to draw the attention of the public especially the judiciary, to a diabolic plot to armtwist this all-important arm of government by making it a democratic caricature and subjecting it to public oprobrium.
We have been reliably informed that some suspended members of the APC who were paid by the PDP to ensure the party is sufficiently distracted from pursuing her cases at the Election Petitions Tribunal, have concluded plans to drag the judiciary in Rivers State into the political arena by procuring an Exparte Order today (Wednesday 12th April 2023) against the 3rd Congressionally elected Chairman of APC and other members of the State Working Committee of the APC in Rivers State. This is contrary to our party’s Constitution and natural justice as non-members of our party cannot suspend, expel or stop any officer of our party from functioning.
We view this move as the height of rascality, as the judiciary cannot afford to allow imposters to legalize illegality by coming through the window of the Rivers State High Court to hijack our political party. Such illegality cannot stand the scrutiny of any judicial officer worth his salt and we make haste to advice that judicial officers help deepen democracy by living above board. For purposes of public enlightenment, let us remark that even card carrying and financially up-to-date members of the party CANNOT sue the party to court without first exhausting the party’s internal conflict resolution mechanism and failure to pay heed to this all important paragraph of our Constitution, amounts to an anti-party activity.
We are aware of the boast by these fellows to enlist either of Justice F. Fiberesima, O. Gbasam or C. Nwogu for this destructive agenda against our party hence this public statement to draw the attention of these noble judges to the attempts by selfish politicians to drag their names to the mud.
The APC in Rivers State do not believe that the judiciary will allow itself to be used by desperate and selfish politicians who are working sleeplessly inorder to jeopardize democracy in Rivers State. The courts in Rivers State cannot operate like father Christmas and cannot throw their jurisprudential credentials to the dogs!
Rivers State APC Spokesperson
12th April 2023