- The Rivers state government accuses APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe, of disgracing the Supreme Court and painting the nation’s judiciary black
- The commissioner of information, Emma Okah, says Igbokwe lacks the moral justification to insult Wike without provocation
- Wike says Ekiti election is the worst political robbery in Nigeria's democratic history
The Rivers state government has given a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, a 7-day ultimatum to name the Supreme Court justices he claimed Governor Nyesom Wike bribed.
The Rivers state commissioner for information and communications, Emma Okah, issued the ultimatum in reaction to Facebook post on Monday, July 16, 2018, where Igbokwe, the spokesperson for the Lagos APC, said Governor Wike will never again have the opportunity to buy justice from the Supreme Court where President Muhammadu Buhari is the president.
The post read: “Wike will not have the audacity and the temerity to kill again in Rivers State and run to Supreme Court to buy justice. it will never happen again in Nigeria where President Muhammadu Buhari is the president.”
Angered by the Facebook post, the Rivers state government accused the APC chieftain of disgracing the Supreme Court and painting the nation’s judiciary black in a bid to bring down a sitting governor.
Spokesperson for the government, Emma Okah, said: “It takes a lunatic or one whose vision of reality is distorted to disgrace the Supreme Court and paint the nation’s judiciary black in a bid to bring down a sitting governor whose only offence is that he has asked that things be done right in Nigeria.
“Certainly Igbokwe belongs to the axis of evil that sees nothing wrong in the killing of fellow Nigerians, especially his kinsmen and that is why he carelessly brands a governor as a killer even without any iota of evidence.”
Okah described the comments of the APC chieftain as not only ungodly.
“Igbokwe and his sponsors in their hallucinations cannot come to terms that Wike has remained the conscience of Nigeria’s democracy and delivered more projects and dividends than any governor since 2015.
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“It is for this reason that his base and malicious reference to Wike as a killer remains worthless and empty."
The commissioner said Igbokwe lacked the moral justification to insult Wike without provocation. He said the APC chieftain will hear from the Rivers state government should he fail to name those bribed or killed by the governor as claimed.
Meanwhile, Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has declared that what transpired during the Ekiti governorship election is the worst political robbery in the nation's democratic history.
Governor Wike then said the APC-led federal government will not be able to replicate the Ekiti political robbery in Rivers state because Rivers people are fully prepared.
The governor made the comment on Sunday, July 15, at the Anglican Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, Port Harcourt during the Thanksgiving Service to mark the end of third year anniversary celebration of his administration.
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