- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has called on Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) to summon courage over the sack of Senator George Sekibo
- Senator Sekibo was sacked about a week ago by the Rivers state national and state assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state urged the People Democracy Party (PDP) to refrain from its attack on the elections petition tribunal.
NAIJ.com gathered that Chris Finebone, APC state publicity secretary, made this known when talking to newsmen in Port Harcourt Wednesday, July 5.
Finebone condemned the strong words used against members of the Rivers legislative election Tribunal.
He said that if APC too lost its petitions before the same tribunal in favour of PDP it would never question the judges.
"Honestly, I’m totally surprised by the way the PDP is now condemning the judiciary and the election petition tribunal over the victory of Chief Andrew Uchendu against George Sekibo.
‘’ Why is the PDP celebrating their victories against Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree, Hon. Maureen Tamuno, Hon. Egop Sampson and Dr. Dressman Romnson which were delivered by the very same tribunal? I sense an alarming degree of incoherence here.
“Despite dismissing the petitions by candidates of the APC, we were not immature about it, we simply refused to attack the judiciary because we see this as unethical. Judges are men and women of honour and people of repute.
''People shouldn’t, for their whimsical and capricious motives, cast aspersions on these honourable men and women.
“The PDP members have forgotten so soon that the same judges they're now abusing, gave judgment in favour of Senator Ideozu and Hon. Ikunyi Igbani, the Speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly, RSHA, which they celebrated like there was no tomorrow,” Finebone stated.
The APC publicity secretary however urged all members of PDP who were aggrieved by the judgment to approach the court of appeal.
“The show of shame the PDP people have embarked upon over the tribunal judgment that decalred Chief Andrew Uchendu the duly elected Senator for Rivers East is sad and unhelpful to everyone including those who are behind it,” Finebone declared.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator George Sekibo (PDP-Rivers) raised alarm over attempts to frustrate him from reclaiming his mandate.
The senator who was sacked by the Rivers state National and state Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on June 28 said his efforts to seek redress is being frustrated.
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