The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of been responsible for the recent protest at the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili, a Justice of the Supreme Court.
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Mr. Nabena also alleged that the opposition and a governor from the geopolitical zone sponsored the protest, warning that public should not be hoodwinked by the PDP.
The APC also fingered the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in the protest as well as his recent strange interest in the governance of Bayelsa State.
He said: …..PDP is used to protesting from one Embassy to another just to blackmail the Judiciary.
“Nobody should be fooled by the usual antics of the PDP. Resort to extra-judicial tactics such as maligning the Judiciary and its officials is the PDP’s stock-in-trade. The same hired urchins the PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus has used for his senseless protests to the embassies of the UK, US and the European Union were used for Tuesday’s protests at Justice Odili’s residence.
“The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike aside being the main financier of the PDP must explain his inexplicable interest in the Governorship of Bayelsa state. The people of Rivers state must begin to ask their governor how and what he uses their money for.
The APC National leadership is already pursuing all legal avenues to contest the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Duoye Diri as Bayelsa Governor, having failed to meet the mandatory constitutional requirement to become the governor.
“Also, our leaders have already told our supporters to avoid violent confrontations while legal avenues are sort to review INEC’s unconstitutional decision. Our people have listened and are confident our judicial system will ensure that the people’s will and justice is done.”