Odigie-Oyegun Meets Akwa Ibom APC Delegation Over Supreme Court Judgement

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, on Thursday met with APC leaders in Akwa Ibom State over the recent Supreme Court judgement on the disputed governorship election in the state.

The meeting, which held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, was also attended by the party’s National Secretary, Mala Buni.

The Akwa Ibom APC delegation comprised the party’s governorship candidate, Umana Umana; state APC chairman, Amadu Attai, Member APC Board of Trustees, Don Etiebet, and other APC leaders from the state.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun told the Akwa Ibom delegation that the party was waiting for the Supreme Court to give reasons for the decisions in Akwa Ibom and other states.

The APC chairman disclosed that the party’s leadership would meet at a yet-to-be announced date to deliberate and decide on the way forward.

“What is paramount is how to move forward on the situation that confronts us. We should reach conclusions that will guide us as a party in the months ahead,” Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said.

Speaking at the meeting, the party’s governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Umana, decried the Supreme Court judgement despite “overwhelming evidence” presented before the Apex Court confirming election fraud and violence perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to Mr. Umana, local and international election monitors including the United States Embassy and the European Union (EU) and the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), reached independent conclusions that the Akwa Ibom elections were marred by widespread irregularities and violence.

Mr. Umana quoted the Court of Appeal as saying: “May this country never again experience the violence and thuggery found to have taken place in Akwa Ibom State during the Governorship elections held on 11th April 2015.”

Mr. Umana said at the meeting: “Indeed we are not happy in Akwa Ibom state with the situation. Our people were not allowed to vote. It was not just a case of card readers, even the voters register proved clear cases of over voting. The EU, TMG and other international observer groups issued statements condemning the elections

“Against this background, we thought if we approach the court, we will get justice. We submitted over 350 exhibits including video proving election violence and malpractices.

“It was a case of double jeopardy. During the election our people were killed. We went to court and we could not get justice.”


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  • Jacky

    The Supreme Court decision can be challenged for a review if there’s evidence that any or some of the Supreme Court Justices were compromised as being alleged. Hard evidence of this nature (something tells me there’s one) will finally finish the little integrity left of the Apex Court but will bring justice to millions of voters who were battered and denied of their lives and rights.

    • Jon Rhoma

      At which court will such ” your review” be conducted? ECOWAS or where?

      • Sir Demo

        That is the problem! But why is it impossible for our courts to rule justly, defending Justice and stand by the truth. Even a baby knows that there wasn’t a fair election in Abia, Rivers and Akwa Ibom.

        What will ANY Nigerian lose with a re run! In Bayelsa PDP won and this was affirmed as the will of the majority. How will you feel, if Sylva had used state agents after voting to massively thumb printed ballot paper in Brass and re write the results and force INEC to declare him the winner? And the Supreme Sham comes up with this unreasonable and puerile reasonings.

        WHY MUST VOTERS WISH COUNT.

        • Jon Rhoma

          I don’t understand the point you’re making. You’re confused. Read what you’ve written and you’ll agree with me. You may have seen certain things on television but if you cannot prove them in court how is that the fault of the judges in courts? May be you don’t understand how courts work. You’re letting your emotions to define your reaction which is not the way courts work. Excuse me.

          • joe

            So Einstein,how does court works?. What other evidence does the court needs? It knows that the winner of the election had more vote than there are registered voters.It knows there are violence, killings and intimadations of voters during that election. The court was shown a Video of people thumb-printing several times openly.So please advise,in a non-gutter language, how court works. educate us on what we need to know,in order to understand this injustice.

          • Jon Rhoma

            You may show your videos to court but there are rules as to how to admit them in court. I was not there but judges will not normally disregard relevant evidence if properly presented. Judges are human beings like you and me with flesh and blood flowing through their veins. Let’s learn to be magnanimous in defeat. Thank God we are now in a democracy and elections will come and go every 4 years. No one will inherit this earth. Grow up and don’t let others use you.

          • joe

            Have you said anything at all?

          • Jon Rhoma

            I’m not your lecturer. If you are so tick and can’t understand go and read law.

          • joe

            Just accept you do not have anything in your head. You cannot give what you do not have. An apologists for crimininal-politicians has nothing to tell anybody apart from the garbage you have been peddling tilĺ now.

          • Jon Rhoma

            Thank God I have some followers. Go back to school it’s not too late. They say education is costly but illiteracy is costlier. No more free education. You get it. Excuse me. Bye.

          • joe

            Doesn’t the fact you are perpetually online to reply to every single post here shows that you are a low-life e-rat? 🙂

          • Jon Rhoma

            Remember what they say when you point one finger at others four are pointing at you. You were enjoying my free lectures and now that I don’t want to offer my services freely I’ve become your enemy. That’s human nature. It’s all part of your low intelligence. Sorry.

          • joe

            :))

          • Jon Rhoma

            You see what I meant. You have even missed your icon; not available in western, eastern and even Japanese. Good try though.

          • joe

            You are pathetic. Go and get a life 🙂 Internet junkie!

          • Jon Rhoma

            Now you get it right. That’s education for you.

  • TrueNja

    Mr. Umana said at the meeting: “Indeed we are not happy in Akwa Ibom state with the situation. Our people were not allowed to vote. It was not just a case of card readers, even the voters register proved clear cases of over voting. Against this background, we thought if we approach the court, we will get justice. We submitted over 350 exhibits including video proving election violence and malpractices. It was a case of double jeopardy. During the election our people were killed. We went to court and we could not get justice.”
    Lagos State witnessed same and PDP took it as will of God. 2015 election is history and gone forever.

  • joelaw

    Mr Umana, there is a judge above all judges, and in time he will pass his judgement if indeed this was tainted. I could be wrong, but l have a hunch the apex court was compromised even with the so called unanimous judgement. A big window has been left wide open for politics of thuggery and violence. May God deliver us.

  • Sir Demo

    This is a sham of a ruling and a clear miscarriage of justice. The main ground of this “details” that took the Supreme Sham two weeks to prepared was published by Sahara Repoters days ago! How possible is that? Pls go to Sahara reporter and read on the article on how Akpabio use Odili wife to scuttled Justice. It is word for word, the reasoning and very revealing.

    PYO and Sagay team must prepare a bill to completely empower INEC to issues guidelines that will promote transparency, justice and free and fair election, and that once all political parties are carried along, the action is not justiciable or litigable!

    Are these crooks living on Mars? If actions are not urgently taken, future elections is Nigeria will be won by who control the securities. this hungry looking CJN after the one nearly killed by a tree will go down in history as the WORST. Wait for Allah judgement Mr CJN. It will be thorough, painful and eternal because it is divine. One million prayer for forgiveness in secret will be accepted. You are divinely doomed, and it will a generational curse becos of the innocents lives taken by the hoodlums.