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PDP, APC bicker over locked court premises, vandalism


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State are bickering over the vandalising and locking up of a court premises in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The former PDP spokesman, Samuel Wanosike, accused former APC deputy governorship candidate, Asita. O. Asita, and three others of allegedly masterminding the matter.

But, in a swift reaction, APC governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, in a radio programme in Port Harcourt, yesterday, accused the PDP and Wanosike of leading youths that opened the court and destroyed properties.


While briefing journalists on Friday, APC spokesman, Chris Finebone, said the crisis confirmed the claim that Governor Nyesom Wike funded a small group in APC to destabilise the party’s congress.

Meanwhile, Wanosike has described the incident as treasonable, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest and prosecute Asita and the three APC members.

He said: “If the situation repeats itself, we will repeat the action of opening up the court because nobody can cow the judiciary.

Nobody has the right to close the court. What we are saying is that, under Governor Wike, the judiciary and legislature should be allowed to function without hindrance.”

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