Friday, February 12, 2016

Odili & His Supreme Court Judge Wife Causing Stir In Rivers

The Rivers State PDP and APC are trading words over Dr. Dakuku Peterside’s comments on the Supreme Court's "controversial" judgment which affirmed the election of Governor Nyesom Wike.

Rivers PDP Chairman Felix Obuah said Peterside’s claim that Wike had foreknowledge of the Supreme Court judgment affirming his election was “absolutely false and misleading”. He berated Peterside for his comment on former Governor Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili.

But in a swift react, Rivers APC Publicity Secretary Chris Finebone said
Felix Obuah lacked the moral fibre to raise his voice against Dr. Peterside. Obuah defended Odili and his wife, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Mary Odili, saying they had nothing to do with Wike’s victory.

He said: “Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Odili are worthy citizens of Rivers State, who deserve the respect and regard of Rivers people, having worked tirelessly to etch their names on the marble. The generality of Rivers people owed the couple a duty to protect and guide their name jealously.
“The people of the state remain eternally grateful to the Supreme Court for foreclosing Dakuku’s ambition to continue to cause crisis in Rivers State. The judgment of the apex court was indeed an act of God.”

But Finebone said Peterside and Rivers people would only take notice of Obuah and what he had to say after he addressed the allegations against him.

The Rivers APC leadership also said, “Rivers PDP chairman is totally wrong. Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside never insulted the Odilis. Obuah could not interpret correctly the statement by a credible doctoral degree holder and respected gentleman from Rivers State, who has proved himself as a better leader.

“Dr Peterside only reacted to the insinuation by Wike that the Odilis were the forces behind his Supreme Court victory. Obuah, who is also the helmsman of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, should try and busy himself with how to clean the dirty environment Wike’s administration has bestowed on Rivers State as a legacy.”
I just hope the coming re-run elections for national and state assemblies will be peaceful in the state.

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