Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New PDP Hails Supreme Court over Amaechi

The breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
commended the Supreme Court for its handling of the case filed by the
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the 2011
governorship election in Rivers State, Mr. Celestine Omehia, against
the incumbent, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi.
It said it received with joy the news of the Supreme Court's dismissal
of the suit instituted by Omehia, seeking the ouster Amaechi.
In a statement Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the New
PDP, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the faction said: "Omehia has been in court
since the Supreme Court removed him shortly after he erroneously
assumed office as Rivers State governor in 2007, declaring Amaechi to
be the rightful occupant of the Brick House Government House.
Strangely, Omehia has refused to end the litigation process despite
Amaechi having finished that tenure and winning a re-election
"We are, however, not surprised by his attitude, for apart from being
desperate for power, Omehia has allowed himself to become a tool in
the hands of the acting Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, who
has devoted enormous resources towards the destabilisation of the
Amaechi administration just to please his paymasters in Abuja.
"While we congratulate Amaechi on this latest victory, we at the same
time wish to appeal to Omehia, Wike and their co-travelers in this
futile and macabre dance to correctly read the handwriting on the wall
and give peace a chance as there is a limit to every plot."
If they truly love Rivers State as they claim, they should call the
Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI), which they have been using to
cause confusion in Rivers State, to order and allow peace to reign
once again in the state to enable Governor Amaechi work with less
distractions and concentrate on delivering the democracy dividends
for which his administration is well known."

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