Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has described the April 15, 2013 court judgment delivered by Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which declared Mr. Felix Obuah and Mr. Ibibia Opuene Walter, as the duly elected Chairman and Secretary, respectively of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party as a desecration of the temple of justice.
Amaechi, who is purportedly engaged in a battle of wits with President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the PDP, made his stance known yesterday while addressing a mammoth crowd that converged on Government House, Port Harcourt, in a show of solidarity.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Tele Ikuru said; “I, therefore, call on the judges, particularly, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, to move into this matter. I have faith in the Chief Justice of this country. She is a woman of integrity. She is a woman who has proved herself time without number. This is another case for her to prove that she sits at the helm of justice in this country. She will ensure that justice is given to all.”
He called on the people of the state, especially the members of the PDP to be law abiding and go about their normal duties without breaching the peace, saying; “I will urge every one of you to hold your peace. Hold your peace because I know there are still men and women of goodwill in this country.”