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POLITICS: Anxiety in Obio/Akpor as PDP backs sacked Chairman to continue in office

LEGISREPORTS NG – Anxiety envelops Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State and the supervising Minister of Education Nyesom Wike has vowed to stand by the judgement that reinstated Timothy Nsirim as the Council Chairman.Nyesom Wike said the people of Obio/Akpor LGA will resist what he called the purported resolution of the council authority by Governor Amaechi.Wike said the High Court Judge, Justice Iyayi Laminkara has issued an injunction restraining the government from interferring with the activities of Timothy Nsirim-led executives until the end of their tenure.

The Minister stated this, while speaking to newsmen at the Omagwa International airport shortly after his arrival from Abuja.”We will resist it to the highest level, i mean we have passed the stage where you can intimidate anybody, the chairman of council will resume work, if he wants to come personally to stop him we will also match down there, i think this will be the first revolution that will confront him, he will always talk about rule of law when the judgement favours him, but where the judgement does not favour him, he doesn’t know about the rule of law” he said.Also speaking, the PDP Chairman Felix Obuah said the entire party structure is behind the Timothy Nsirim-led executive in Obio/Akpor LGA.”

We are solidly behind the chairman Timothy Nsirim, we are supporting the court judgement, and we abide by it”"Governor Amaechi has no right to dissolve the Obio/Akpor Council, if the Supreme Court or a  Court of Competent Jurisdiction decide Obio/Akpor Council we will abide by it, but not the Governor, he had no right, the court has restrained, he cannot” he said.

This report was prepared by our reporter in Port Harcourt

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