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NANS Threatens Revolt Over APC Aspersions On The Supreme Court

Posted: Feb 12, 2016 at 6:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, has expressed total dissatisfaction over the recent attacks and political aspersions on the Supreme Court chiefly on the basis of their judgments on the governorship election petition in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
The judgments confirmed the election of Mr Udom Emmanuel and Mr. Nyesom Wike as Governor of Akwa Ibom and Rivers states respectively.
According to a statement signed by Pedro Obi, Coordinator, NANS Zone B, he said the preposterous attack is lacking in the basic political logic and legal back up.
The body threatened that any move by Mr. President to probe the Supreme Court judgment on the Rivers and Akwa Ibom State elections would amount to a major political inconsistency that is an aberration to the political framework of the country and that the Nigerian Students in the South South and South East under the umbrella of NANS will reject same with any means possible.
According to him, the Association has learnt that the All Progressive Congress, (APC), is only using the political brawl in the states to indirectly accentuate her inordinate and rapacious quest for the rich oil region of Akwa Ibom and Rivers State which has slept off her political sway.
He claimed it is really unfortunate that the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of All Progressive People’s Congress (APC),  Mr.  Amadu Attai has stooped so low in showing the desperation of his party in taking over Akwa Ibom State by all means, fair or crude which the APC national chairman, Chief John Oyegun could not hide in a recent interview.

‘’It is legally unacceptable and practically inconsequential to start casting aspersions on the Supreme Court for a judgement whose reasons have not been made public. It would be astute and proper for both anti Wike and Udom’s group to exercise patience while the Supreme Court unravels the reasons behind its verdict on the State gubernatorial election petitions’’.
While condemning the statement released by the chairman Akwa Ibom State chapter of the APC, Amadu Attai in response to the Supreme Court verdict on the Akwa Ibom State election as unjust and at the same time a political propaganda that doesn’t hold water, he said it is therefore an orchestrated attempt to derail the governor’s industrialization blueprint which has started to yield results.
Obi said the call on President Buhari to probe the Supreme Court Verdict on Akwa Ibom and Rivers State elections is totally vile and practically uncalled for as it would only culminate to breach of Montesquieu’s theory of separation of powers which the country has long adopted for years now.