- The PDP has been advised to allow the law take its course in the purported exclusion of APC candidates in the Rivers elections
- The APC has accused the PDP of intimidating Supreme Court justices into doing its bidding
- The ruling party's national publicity secretary advised the opposition against overheating the polity with their illogical and false claims
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of intimidating Supreme Court justices on the matter of exclusion of its candidate in the just concluded Rivers governorship election.
Legit.ng reports that the party's national publicity secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made this known in a statement on Monday, April 8, in Abuja.
He said the party read with dismay the statement by the PDP against the minister of transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
“While the APC has no intention to join issues with the PDP over its fictional and concocted allegations against the party and its leaders. We are however well aware of the PDP’s intent to hoodwink and deceive the public, and most importantly, intimidate and blackmail our eminent Supreme Court Justices,” he said.
According to Issa-Onilu, the plan of the PDP is to intimidate the Supreme Court justices into doing its bidding.
He stressed that for the purpose of clarity, the Supreme Court has not made any pronouncement on the purported exclusion of APC candidates from the just concluded governorship, National Assembly and state Assembly elections in Rivers.
He added that the cheap attempt by the PDP to ambush the Supreme Court with its coc.k and bull conspiracies should therefore, be seen for what it is “hogwash.” He added that the PDP as a party, has however, refused to come to terms with the fact that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration is a stickler to the rule of law.
“As always, we shall allow the law take its course in respect of the purported exclusion of our candidates in the elections in Rivers. We advise the PDP to do the same, rather than overheat the polity with their illogical and false claims,” the APC spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Supreme Court struck out the suit filed by Senator Magnus Abe on the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.
The apex court dismissed the application on the basis that it lacks merit.
Abe had prayed the court to make a pronouncement on the legality of the primary election conducted by the two factions of the APC in Rivers for the 2019 general elections.
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