RE: “THE STATE OF APC RIVERS STATE AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEAL DECISION IN THE CASE OF DELE MOSES & 9 ORS.” By Worgu Boms Esq.
My consideration has been drawn to the above captioned write up whereby the Creator copiously referred to my Press Assertion of December 30, 2020 and in no unmistaken phrases, the Author unsuccessfully tried to mischievously tilt the narrative in the direction of reaching a collision course between me and my Occasion (the APC) on the one hand and the complete Judiciary in Rivers State however.
I don’t see any sense in, and don’t intend to dwell on the absurdity of Rtd. Justice G.O. Omereji’s judgement within the Dele Moses’ case which the Author seems to relish a lot over with emphasis Choose value his onions might maintain that individuals who had been excited about contesting Occasion places of work in 2018, should whether or not they’re useless or alive; or have defected from APC or not; or are nonetheless excited about Occasion places of work or not, be the one ones to contest in any future Congress of the Occasion within the State, regardless of in what 12 months it will definitely holds!!! I can not rap my head round such weird determination be it in legislation or actually. However like I acknowledged earlier, I gained’t waste treasured time addressing Rtd. Justice G.O. Omereji’s determination which he neither primarily based on legislation, logic or truth. I have to nevertheless put the information straight that Hon. Kelechi Nwogu, a member of the Rivers State Home of Meeting, was not the Choose within the Ibrahim Umah’s case because the Author would need us to imagine. Such telling slip can solely happen when a Author writes from a venomous-vengeance-driven background, he’ll hardly realise when he betrays how entrenched and conversant he has turn out to be with the machinations and manipulations of the Judiciary by the Governor of Rivers State and different co-conspirators.
For the information, there is no such thing as a quantity of sophistry that may change the undeniable fact that there’s only one All Progressives Congress (APC) headed by His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni and that each the Nationwide Secretariat of the Occasion and the Court docket of Enchantment have spoken loud and clear on who’s the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Rivers State. The difficulty of “faction” subsequently is merely within the creativeness of the Creator and his co-jesters. In the identical useless, no quantity of grammar can change the truth that some Judges/Judicial Officers in Rivers State are unhealthy and corruptly out there to do the hatchet job for the Governor of Rivers State towards the APC for each and any conceivable go well with, regardless of how mindless such fits could also be.
As a Occasion, we won’t relent in naming and shaming such unhealthy Judges to save lots of the faces and names of the vast majority of good, sound and excellent Judges and Judicial Officers within the Rivers State Judiciary. The Author should be informed that our willpower to make use of each authorized means at our disposal to convey to justice Judges who’ve turn out to be instruments within the arms of the Author, enabled by the Governor of Rivers State, is not any fluke and never a mere menace. Each erring Choose or Judicial Officer should be made to reply for his transgressions.
In saner climes, this Creator should consign himself to the again seat in issues in regards to the Rivers State Judiciary for at the very least ten (10) years as a self-cleansing measure given his pedigree and up to date antecedents notably when he held sway because the Chief Regulation Officer of Rivers State.
Proof of the Author’s time period as an ineffectual Chief Regulation Officer of the State is present in his lack of ability and manifest negligence to offer the required hyperlink between the Bar and the Bench. The web impact is the entire breakdown of communication of coverage between the Government arm of the Rivers State Authorities on the one hand and the Judiciary (Bar/Bench) on the opposite. His tendency to play to the gallery accentuated a disaster that might have been higher managed. Disconnected from essential stakeholders within the State Judiciary, together with Judicial Workers Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), he left the Administration he served on the mercy of political mercenaries bent on rubbishing each the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Governor at whose pleasure he served Rivers State as Honourable Legal professional-Basic and Commissioner for Justice. The info are on the Road until today that top-of-the-line Governors in Rivers historical past was efficiently blackmailed by the opposition to the purpose the place he’s perceived as an enemy of the Judicial arm of the Authorities of Rivers State. Sadly, the Author, – like the standard unhealthy workman – quarrels with the Appointing authority for the results of his recklessness and ineptitude as an alternative of taking full duty because the gatekeeper of the Structure. If the Nigerian Bar Affiliation elects to punish him for behaviour not in tandem with the traditions of each the Bar and the exalted workplace he occupied, I enjoin him to look inward and never resort to schemes designed to additional blacklist Amaechi and no matter pursuits he represents earlier than the Judiciary.
An clearly self-contradictory Author had in a single breath acknowledged the judgement of the Court docket of Enchantment which got here down very exhausting on Rtd. Justice G.O. Omereji’s notorious judgement and nullified the foisting of Igo Aguma on the APC and in reality went forward to strongly uphold the facility of the Occasion to nominate a Caretaker Committee; and in one other breath, the identical Author acknowledges Golden Ben-Chioma as “Deputy” Caretaker Committee Chairman!!! It’s left to the discerning studying public to evaluate the extent the Author might go in exhibiting disrespect, ridicule and insincerity to the Court docket.
The APC should strongly warn the Author and all those that persist in disrespectful conduct or pronouncements towards the judgment of the Court docket of Enchantment giving additional authorized backing to the appointment of the Rivers APC CTC which I head, of dire penalties of their recalcitrant behaviour which is able to disrupting public peace and breakdown of legislation and order in Rivers State.
For so long as the Rivers State Governor continues to position State establishments on the beck and name of political renegades and supply lush and humongous money to business politicians to the detriment of human capital improvement, the Occasion will proceed to reveal them to the great folks of Rivers State and the complete World.
The aphorism that “the evil that males do lives with them” applies with equal pressure to Judges even in retirement.
Isaac Abbot Ogbobula
Chairman, Caretaker Committee,
APC Rivers State Chapter.