- APC on Wednesday, January 15, said it will petition the National Judicial Council over activities of the Rivers state chief judge
- The party said Justice Kingsley-Chukwu is unable to discharge her duties as a judicial officer objectively without interference
- According to APC, PDP has become the ultimate beneficiary of the inability of the APC to elect its state executives for more than one year owing to judicial restrictions
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will petition the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the activities of the Rivers state chief judge.
The national publicity secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the party petition will highlight the suspicious handling of its court case by Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chukwu and the interference in such cases by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Channels Television reports that Issa-Onilu, in a statement, said the APC has repositioned itself after the Supreme Court decision to nullify the party's congresses in Rivers state
He said the PDP has become the ultimate beneficiary of the inability of the APC to elect its state executives for more than one year owing to judicial restrictions.
He added that such moves by the PDP aided in the deployment of professional litigants and judicial staff to achieve their unholy interference in the affair of the APC.
“They have put their plans to action by getting minions to institute frivolous suit and ensuring that the suit is assigned to Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chukwu, wife of a top PDP leader in Rivers State,” Issa-Onilu said.
Issa-Onilu said it has become evident that Justice Kingsley-Chukwu will not be able to discharge her duties as a judicial officer objectively without interference.
He said: “It is clear to us that the PDP in connivance with Justice Augusta Kingsley-Chukwu has perfected plans to keep APC in Rivers State in perpetual paralysis through endless suits and injunctions."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that both the APC and PDP in Sokoto state started seeking spiritual help following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the governorship election held in 2019.
It was gathered that the leadership of the two political organisations are urging their members and supporters to start praying with the hope of being victorious.
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