Port Harcourt High Court ruling: Rivers APC chieftain calls for calm

Posted by News Express | 16 July 2020 | 781 times

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•Rivers APC chieftain Ogbonna Nwuke

Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to remain calm and law abiding, regardless of what has transpired, saying: “Our resolve to join in efforts to rebuild our great party remains unshaken.”

The APC chieftain gave the advice in a statement while reacting to a Port Harcourt High Court ruling presided over by Justice Chuku which issued a perpetual injunction restraining the Hon. Sokonte-led Caretaker Committee from parading.

According to Nwuke, “We have learnt of the ruling of a Port Harcourt High Court presided over by Justice Chuku. Although we are yet to obtain a certified true copy of the said decision, we have learnt that the Court issued a perpetual injunction restraining the Hon. Sokonte led Caretaker Committee from parading.”

The statement further reads: “While we await a full brief from our lawyers, it is necessary to state without equivocation that what is playing out in the Rivers APC is a fight that is between the Caretaker Committee which has the support of the people and those who are seeking to preside over the affairs of our party through the courts.

“We note that the decision communicated today in line with plea by Hon. Golden Ben Chioma is in utmost disregard of the principled stand of the National Executive Committee (NEC).

“We also wish to state that we are not shocked by the ruling which has come from the State High Court. In fact, like other true members of the APC in this State, we expected the High Court decision to follow a consistent pattern which has been established in the past, and the presiding judge predictably towed that path.

“In the meantime, we urge members of the APC in the state to remain calm and law abiding. Regardless of what has transpired, our resolve to join in efforts to rebuild our great party remains unshaken.”


Source: News Express

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