Just In: Court Sends 20 Atiku Supporters to Prison in Wike’s State, Gives Reason
- A court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, has remanded 21 supporters of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the correctional facility in the state
- They were arrested in connection to a meeting organised by suspected members of the Atiku Support Organisation in the Rivers State
- This verdict is coming barely hours after the court stopped the leadership of the PDP from suspending Governor Nyesom Wike
A magistrate court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has remanded over 20 persons arrested in connection with a meeting by members of the Atiku Support Organisation in the state's correctional centre.
They were arraigned on counts of conspiracy, cultism, and unlawful gathering, a report by The Punch confirmed on Tuesday, February 7.
The court's verdict
After refusing the bail application by the defence counsel, Chief Magistrate Collins Ali directed that the suspects be remanded in the correctional centre before adjourning proceedings to March 22, 2023, for bail consideration.
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After court stops PDP from suspending Wike, Ayu reveals category of Nigerians that will vote for APC, Tinubu
Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed the identity of those that would vote for the ruling party in the forthcoming election.
Ayu urged Nigerians not to waste their votes by voting for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Tuesday, February 7, during the PDP presidential campaign rally in Benue State, the leading opposition party chairman claimed that only people with mental problems would vote for the APC.
PDP Crisis: Wike Finally Opens up on Arrest of 30 Members of Atiku’s Campaign Team, Reveals Truth
Legit.ng reported earlier that the Rivers State Government exonerated Governor Nyesom Wike from the arrest of members of the Atiku Abubakar Support Organisation.
Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been having a running battle with the governor of Rivers state after defeating Wike to clinch the party’s presidential candidate ticket last year.
On Sunday, February 5, there were reports that armed policemen arrested about 30 members of Atiku's campaign organisation during a meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.