APC Dedicates Victory At The Appeal Courts To The Adube Family, Other Martyrs Of 2015 Electoral Violence In Rivers State
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, is dedicating our overwhelming victory at the Courts of Appeal in the past two days to the Chief Christopher Adube family and others killed before, during and after the 2015 general elections in Rivers State.
By bedtime last night, Friday, December 11, the Appeal Courts have dispossessed the PDP of all 3 stolen Senatorial and 12 House of Representative seats. Re-run elections for those seats have been ordered in 60 days from date of judgment..
The APC believes that there can be no better way to bid farewell to Chief Christopher Adube who was interred yesterday than to dedicate the recovery of our stolen mandates to the ultimate sacrifice the late Chief Chris Adube, his 3 children, younger brother and driver made when they were murdered in one fell swoop in the late Chief’s home on Good Friday 3rd April, 2015. We dedicate these victories to Police Corporal Ifeanyi Okorie killed when the APC Governorship Campaign Team was attacked at Okrika and close to 100 others killed before, during and after the 2015 elections in Rivers State.
We acknowledge the fact that despite being slow and cautious, the wheel of justice has started its tortuous journey and will not stop until those behind the entire debacle that took place in Rivers State either as direct killers or manipulators of the electoral process are held to account by the law of the land. Today, they may be free and dancing on the graves of those they killed but surely they have two major prices to pay – the price before the law here on earth and that before God Almighty hereafter.
The APC believes, more than ever before, that the judiciary remains the citadel of justice for the oppressed from the injustice of those who misuse individual and state power in Nigeria just as it obtains elsewhere in the world. We believe that there is no alternative to doing the right thing; for those who do not quite share this ideal, a day of reckoning will always come.
It is the belief of the APC that the recovery of our stolen mandates shall be total to further demonstrate that crime does not pay. Indeed, those who levied mindless violence on Rivers people and residents of our once peaceful State and in the process made away with their hallowed mandates must not only be made to go home empty-handed but should become guests to the laws of the land.
To our numerous members, the APC would like to thank you for your steadfastness and continually rising above the blood-tainted filthy lucre those with your stolen mandates dangle before some of you. The APC urges you to continue to damn Satan and his temptation for a new day is only around the corner.
State Publicity Secretary
Sat, December 12, 2015