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Rivers Governorship: Stop Spreading Falsehood, PDP Tells APC

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Daniel Abia  – P/Harcourt


Following the report in some section of the media the Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has expressed worries over what it describes as “falsehood” by the All Progressives Congress APC on the outcome of Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.

PDP said that the alleged striking out of the motion on the eligibility of Dakuku Peterside of the APC to contest the 2015 Governorship Election, filed by the Governor of Rivers State, Barr Nyesom Wike, was utterly false and misleading.

Felix Obuah state chairman of the PDP in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, disclosed that the false report emanated from Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who “in his characteristic of spreading falsehood had also misled the State on the ruling of the National Industrial Court sitting in Bayelsa”.

The PDP noted with regret that Peterside was not at the Tribunal and did not witness the proceeding on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, when the ruling was delivered.

What happened in the Tribunal, according to the PDP, was that “the Tribunal gave a terse ruling and said it was adopting its earlier ruling delivered on Monday, July 27, 2015; that it is properly constituted and thus has jurisdiction to hear the matter.

“The rest of the grounds and issues, including the 21 days mandatory notice were not decided. In the opinion of the Tribunal, the motion will be heard alongside the petition proper.

“The Tribunal did not rule on the motion of noncompliance with the mandatory 21 days notice as enshrined in the Electoral Act or the eligibility of Dakuku Peterside as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC”.

The Motion is still alive before the Tribunal”, the PDP maintains.