- The APC has disowned a statement made against Governor Nyesom Wike by one of its members, Ogbonna Nwuke
- Nwuke had challenged Wike over a misunderstanding with the state's judiciary
- However, the APC in Rivers has disowned Nwuke's position and stated clearly that he is not a spokesman of the party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers has disowned a statement against Governor Nyesom Wike credited to it by a self-acclaimed spokesman of the party, Ogbonna Nwuke.
In a statement by the chairman of the Rivers APC caretaker committee, Igo Aguma, the party said that the statement made against Wike by Aguma did not originate from it.
The statement by Nwuke slammed Wike over his alleged invasion of the judiciary in the state, The Nation reports.
However, Aguma said that Nwuke had never been the party’s spokesman and that he never spoke on behalf of the APC.
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He noted: “The APC is not anti-judiciary as Ogbonna Nwuke and his known sponsors seek to portray it. Right from federal to state levels, the APC has been committed to the support of justice and its institutions in promoting the rule of law…
“Postulations contained in the purported statement, wherein Nwuke alleged that judicial officers are manipulated, is timid and a mockery of the temple of justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Wike alleged that there was an ongoing plot by the APC to cancel the coming Edo governorship election.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday, August 10, Wike claimed that the intelligence report he was privy to revealed that the APC was scheming to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt the poll midway because the party was not ready for the Edo election.
He further alleged that part of the scheme was to create a scenario that would lead to the expiration of Obaseki’s tenure before the conduct of a fresh poll in the state.
Before this, Wike had said the purpose for the creation of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) had been upturned as politicians use the agency to abuse the public trust.
Wike made this saddening disclosure amid ongoing probe into the commission by National Assembly (NASS) over alleged financial infractions of over N80 billion.
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