APC Nationwide Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, addressing a press convention in Abuja on February 13, 2020.
The Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says he has learn a press release by the Rivers State authorities that he and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, “sponsored thugs” to assault the residence of former Rivers State governor, Dr. Peter Odili.
In a press release by Simon Ebegbulem the Chief Press Secretary to the APC Nationwide Chairman, the spokesman famous that the reckless defamation of the character of Oshiomhole is unbecoming of a state authorities that’s imagined to function underneath the rule of legislation together with equity and justice to all.
Mr Simon Ebegbulem harassed that the assertion is an egregious assault on the fame that has taken Oshiomhole a lifetime to construct.
“For readability, Oshiomhole was not in any method concerned within the motion that happened on the residence of Dr. Odili, a gentleman for whom Oshiomhole has great respect as a pal of a few years regardless of political variations.
“As a matter of precept, Oshiomhole condemns any harassment Hon. Justice Mary Odili had suffered for a judgment she gave inside her powers aa a judicial officer. Oshiomhole as a one-time beneficiary of judicial redress of injustice at all times holds the judiciary within the highest esteem and the obedience of court docket orders,” Ebegbulem said.
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The APC Nationwide Chairman’s spokesperson additional said that dissatisfied as a celebration, the APC underneath Oshiomhole’s management has returned to the Supreme Court docket in search of the assessment of the judgment, including that that is the democratic tradition to which Oshiomhole subscribes.
“It could be anticipated that it’s the police that ought to give an account of what occurred on the residence of Dr. Odili primarily based on investigation and never the Rivers State authorities in Port Harcourt.
“The unsubstantiated allegation by the Rivers State authorities is, subsequently, an insult on the APC Nationwide Chairman. It’s an indecent factor for a state authorities to do within the circumstance.
“We hereby name on the Rivers State Authorities to toe the trail of decency and withdraw the defamatory assertion with due apologies,” the assertion learn partially.