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FG planning to coerce 200 judges, Wike alleges


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Federal Government is plotting an onslaught against 200 judges, especially those of the federal judiciary.

He said the Federal Government has collected the assets declaration forms of 200 judges from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in a bid to blackmail those who will not succumb to its whims and caprices.

Addressing members of the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt yesterday, the governor disclosed that a strategic, credible intelligence he intercepted revealed that a Federal Minister told a gathering that following the destabilisation of the Supreme Court the next target will be the Court of Appeal and Federal High Court.

“I intercepted a discussion by a Minister of the Federal Executive Council where he was telling a gathering that they are happy that they have dealt with the Supreme Court.

“The Minister said the next set would be Court of Appeal Judges and Federal High Court judges and that any judge that fails to cooperate will face trumped up charges and will be compelled to resign.

“This government has gone to the CCB to get the assets declaration forms of 200 judges. Any judge that fails to follow their evil plot, will be harassed with false allegations and persecution,” he said.

He explained that the Federal Government would go to the extent of generating several false allegations to compel judges to resign from the bench.

He, therefore, urged the Church to pray for the Federal Judiciary to survive the coercive strategy of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.

Wike asked Nigerians to vote for those with capacity to revive the country in the forthcoming general elections, as it was now obvious that all was not well and there was urgent need to make progress in the country.

International Director of Greater Evangelism World Crusade, Pastor Isaac Olori, said the elections were crucial to the country moving away from the era of under-development and siege.

He stated that the Church shares Governor Wike’s passion for prayers, as a platform for making a difference in a Christian society, adding, “Every leader must have a listening ear and ability to respond to people’s needs by addressing their challenges.

“We are not looking for helpless people to lead us. We want leaders with capacity.”

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