Following the Supreme court judgment that sacked David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress as governor of Bayelsa state and declared Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as the winner, hoodlums have been protesting at the residence of Mary Odili, the lead panel of justices that delivered the judgment.
Reacting to the protest, the Rivers state government has said it would hold the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili who also doubles as the wife of Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers state.
This was contained in a communique issued on Wednesday, by Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s commissioner for information.
“That the Rivers State Executive Council condemns the barricading of the residence of Dr Peter Odili at Maitama, Abuja by sponsored thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the communique read.
“That the Rivers State Executive Council wondered why Dr Peter Odili’s family should be singled out for the unwarranted attack, when the judgment that ousted David Lyon as Governor of Bayelsa State was a unanimous decision of a five-member panel of Supreme Court Justices.
“That Rivers State Government will hold Timipre Sylva and Adams Oshiomhole responsible if anything happens to Dr Peter Odili and members of his family.”