The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has said that it uncovered a scheme by Governor Nyesom Wike; former Rivers South East Senator, Magnus Abe, and the state’s judiciary to ensure that its ongoing congresses are halted.
The party claimed that the Governor employed Senator Abe to torpedo the APC congress, adding that the state’s Chief Judge has concluded plans to assign a vacation judge to handle a matter which has been prepared and kept under wraps with the intention of issuing a restraining order.
In a statement signed and issued to reporters in Port Harcourt by its spokesman, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, the APC said that it has come to its knowledge that the state governor is behind the attempt to scuttle its congress using Senator Abe and the state judiciary.
The party added, “Under the current plan, a suit was instigated on the 5th August 2021, filed and kept under the custody of a high ranking judicial officer in the state without assignment.
“We have reason to believe, based on credible information reaching us through our sources in the judiciary, that the high ranking judicial official is the Chief Judge, Justice S.C. Amadi.”
The party said that the idea is for the Chief Judge to assign the matter to one of his loyalists who will in turn issue an injunction close to the time that the APC will embark on its LG congresses billed for 4th September 2021.
“We note that Governor Wike, relying on the instrumentality of the Rivers State High Court under his apogee CJ, Hon. Justice Simeon C. Amadi, will go to any length to practically hand over the Judiciary in the state to Senator Abe and his supporters,” the Rivers APC said .
“The aim is to ensure that APC in the State is slowed down in its steady unstoppable progress towards recovering the Brick House come 2023.
“The same forces that are backing Abe and his Freedom House are trying to plunge the PDP into a valley of darkness, using the ever available Rivers State Judiciary as a springboard.”
DAILY POST reported that the Rivers State High Court has given an order suspending Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
And a few days after the ruling, a Kebbi High Court, presided over by Justice Nusirat. I. Umar, a vacation judge, ordered Secondus to return to his position as chairman of the opposition party.
However, the Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar, the state capital, granted another ex parte motion stopping Secondus from parading himself as National Chairman.
And the APC believes that all these are being orchestrated by the Rivers State Governor, accusing him of tearing his own party and the opposition party in the state apart.