Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has berated the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, for attacking the Federal High Court judge, His lordship, Honourable A. M. Liman, who restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from announcing the result of Tai LGA re-run election.
In a press statement from the office of the state PDP chairman, Brother Felix Obuah, the party accused APC candidates for Rivers Governorship, candidate for South East Senatorial District Magnus Abe, candidate for Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency Mr. Barry Mpigi, and other members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on judge of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court and the judiciary.
The Judge had in June 2016, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in an interlocutory injunction from announcing any results, or figures however generated or compiled, purported to be the result of the re-run election for any or all of Khana, Bonny, Gokana, Andoni, Eleme, and Tai Local Government Areas of Rivers State or any part of the re-run election scheduled for March 19, 2016, which election was subsequently postponed by INEC.
The Rivers State Chairman of the PDP, Brother Obuah thereby clarified accordingly regarding the attacks on the judge, the judiciary and denial that such order of court exists.
“It is the position of the law as stated clearly by the Supreme Court that once a suit has been filed and party involved served, the Party can no longer do anything, whether or not the court has made any pronouncement or order on the subject matter in litigation
We want to put the records straight that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was properly served and represented in court. INEC also filed papers and joined issues with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.