By Musa Abubakar
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has asked the governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, to apologise to him or face a lawsuit over allegation of defama-tion of character. Oshiomhole, who made the threat in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Simeon Ebegbulam, described as sacrilegious and mischief, the allegation by Rivers State Government that he (Oshiomhole) masterminded the protest at the residence of the Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mary Odili, in Abuja. Ebegbulam said: “The APC Chair read with utter disgust the statement by the Rivers State government that he and Minister of State for Petroleum , Chief Timipre Sylva, “sponsored thugs” to attack the residence of the Supreme Court Judge.”
The CPS said, according to the statement signed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Paulinus Nsirim, the “attacks” were made because Justice Mary Odili was a member of the Supreme Court panel that gave a unanimous verdict against the APC-governorelect in Bayelsa State, David Lyon.
“This reckless defamation of the character of Oshiomhole is unbecoming of a state government that is supposed to operate under the rule of law including fairness and justice to all.