A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has decried what he called “resentful and irking media balderdash credited to a group of faceless and nondescript accusers hiding under the masthead of Justice Watchdog to artfully execute a clandestinely schemed mischief against the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, over a matter pending before the Appeal Court.”
In a statement made available to media houses, Chief Eze, an erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party – nPDP, described the purported media piece as a device of the crafty whose satanic artifice and deceptive contrivance cannot withstand the raging heat of justice.
Chief Eze said the scheme was an “obvious brainchild of Senator Magnus Abe and Hon. Igo Aguma, the untiring catastrophic duo whose pursuit of private vendettas ruined the victory of the Rivers APC at the 2019 polls and sacrificed meritocracy on the alter of mediocrity, leaving Rivers people at the mercy of an ill-prepared Sole Administrator.”
Dismissing claims that Rt. Hon. Amaechi plans to influence the outcome of the judgement, Eze noted that it remained within the exclusive preserve of the President of the Court of Appeal to transfer any matter to any division of the Court in the interest of justice stressing that the Transportation Minister was too preoccupied with serious national assignments to meddle into other issues outside his jurisdiction especially, matters touching on the sacred Temple of Justice.
The party chief reiterated that no amount of campaign of calumny and media war against Justice Dongban-Mensem and the Judiciary would cure what he called the fatality of Aguma’s empty and ill-fated prayers.
Responding to the group’s claim that the NWC of the APC recognized Aguma as CT.C chairman, Eze wondered when and how such recognition was made, averring that the then Ag. National Chairman, Chief Victor Giadom never made any comment to that effect as claimed.
Assuming such recognition was ever given as claimed, Eze said it did not confer omnipotence and immunity on Aguma’s chairmanship that he should be shielded from necessary disciplinary actions.
Appealing to the reading public to discard the piece in circulation, the party stalwart described the faceless authors as media goons conscripted by Senator Abe and Igo Aguma to craftily attract pity as a gimmick to win a sympathetic hearing on a baseless ground.
Chief Eze called on Abe and Aguma to respect the decision of Mr. President and the National Executive Council of the APC and withdraw all matters against the APC pending before the Courts in the spirit of genuine reconciliation if they truly wish to continue as members of the Rivers APC.
Eze described Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as a reflection of fairness and appealed to the President of the Court of Appeal to save the State judiciary from the claws of corrupt officials who leverage on their exalted sacred offices to mortgage justice and stock public aspirations in limbo.