Former Mayor of Port Harcourt City Council, Hon. Chibiko Akaralo has declared himself the new chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State.
Unconfirmed reports say an Abuja High Court had dissolved the parallel executive committees (EXCOs) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State and declared that the EXCOs responsible for nominating Siminialayi Fubara as the party’s governorship candidate, in the primary were not the authentic EXCOs recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The case, with suit number W/6084, was brought before the court by Hon. Chimbiko Akarolo and Chief Abiye Davies, who represented the genuine state executive committee members of the Rivers PDP. The defendants named in the case were the PDP, along with Amb. Desmond Akawor and Dr. Benibo George, who were part of the parallel EXCOs falsely presenting themselves as the legitimate representatives, and INEC.