The breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Supreme Court for its handling of the case filed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the 2011 governorship election in Rivers State, Mr. Celestine Omehia, against the incumbent, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi.
It said it received with joy the news of the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the suit instituted by Omehia, seeking the ouster Amaechi.
In a statement Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the New PDP, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the faction said: “Omehia has been in court since the Supreme Court removed him shortly after he erroneously assumed office as Rivers State governor in 2007, declaring Amaechi to be the rightful occupant of the Brick House Government House.
Strangely, Omehia has refused to end the litigation process despite Amaechi having finished that tenure and winning a re-election thereafter.
“We are, however, not surprised by his attitude, for apart from being desperate for power, Omehia has allowed himself to become a tool in the hands of the acting Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, who has devoted enormous resources towards the destabilisation of the Amaechi administration just to please his paymasters in Abuja.
“While we congratulate Amaechi on this latest victory, we at the same time wish to appeal to Omehia, Wike and their co-travelers in this futile and macabre dance to correctly read the handwriting on the wall and give peace a chance as there is a limit to every plot.”
If they truly love Rivers State as they claim, they should call the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI), which they have been using to cause confusion in Rivers State, to order and allow peace to reign once again in the state to enable Governor Amaechi work with less distractions and concentrate on delivering the democracy dividends for which his administration is well known.”