The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is planning to influence the supreme court to overturn its earlier judgement in which it disqualified the All Progressives Congress APC, from participating in the general election in Rivers state.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, said Amaechi plans to get the supreme court to order fresh governorship election in the state.
According to the PDP spokesperson, if that ever happens then it will be recorded as the “highest travesty of justice, apart from being a direct abuse of court process.”
He said “the PDP has information of how Rotimi Amaechi has been going around in Rivers State, giving assurances that he has the ears of the supreme court under the leadership of Acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed, and that the supreme court will reverse its final judgment on APC primaries and create the way for fresh elections in Rivers state, in which the APC will be allowed to participate.
“Rotimi Amaechi goes about boasting that the apex court in the land, the supreme court, will reverse itself and declare for fresh conduct of all the elections in Rivers State. This is completely reprehensible and unthinkable in our democratic process.”
“The supreme court is the highest temple of justice in our country and as such must protect itself from all forms of manipulative tendencies of the APC.”