The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has slammed Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike for his outburst against Governor David Umahi’s defection suit.
The APC on Sunday described the Rivers Governor’s statement as reckless and an affront on the Judiciary.
Chairman of Ebonyi APC, Stanley Okoro-emegha stated this in a statement on Sunday.
He was reacting to media reports credited to Wike who was quoted as saying he was one of the forces behind the ruling of an Abuja High Court, which ordered for the sack of Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe from office for defecting to APC from the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
The APC Chairman advised Wike to leave Umahi alone and focus on solving the many problems bedeviling his State.
“The attention of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the reckless outburst of the primitive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
“The Rivers State Governor was reacting to the very unjust and widely condemnable Federal High Court ruling which recently sacked Governor Umahi and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe,” he began.
Emegha stated that ‘after listening to Governor Wike’s rcekless tirades against Governor Umahi, which is very characteristic of him,the Ebonyi APC feels obligated to reply the garrulous, highly pompous but poorly performing Governor of Rivers State, and to place him where he rightly belongs’.
The Ebonyi APC Chairman claimed that there is no comparison between the ‘widely rated performing Governor of Ebonyi State,David Umahi, and the ‘power-drunk’ Wike in any area’.
“Governor Umahi has clearly surpassed the sleeping Governor of Rivers state in all indexes of performance both in private life and in public service,” he added.
He said that it is a measure of the rot in our democracy that a Governor pp will have no qualms in publicly reprimanding and threatening to deal with a fellow Governor over an issue that is before a court of competent jurisdiction.
“It speaks to the malaise in the Nigeria judiciary, and further lends credible credence to the insinuations that our judicial system are indeed being manipulated by some powerful forces against the ordinary Nigerians.”
While noting Umahi has since appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja, Emegha expressed hope that the appellate Courts will upturn the ruling of the lower court as it is not in consonance with any of the already established legal precedents on the issue of defection in the country.
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