Don’t Tamper With Tribunal Proceedings, PDP Warns Benue Govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has warned that any attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led state government to tamper with justice at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi will be resisted through every means lawful and available to the party.

The state publicity secretary of the party, Bemgba Iortyom, who gave the warning in a statement queried why Governor Hyacinth Alia will not find it necessary to attend the burial of one of the senior staff in his government who was buried a few days ago within the state but will deemed it fit to attend the one year remembrance mass in honour of the late Prince Paeke Shepnaan, son of the president of the Court Of Appeal, Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem in Shendam local government area of Plateau State.

He said, “PDP in the state view this frolicking of the governor around the Court of Appeal president with deep suspicion for the very notorious fact that the governor is having his election challenged by our great party before the Benue State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal (BGEPT) sitting in Makurdi.

“PDP is aware that the president of the Court of Appeal appoints the judges who sit on the various election petition tribunals, and while the party has no reason to doubt the integrity of the president and those judges, the same cannot be said of the Benue State Governor.

“PDP warns Governor Alia against any act as may seek to tamper with the course of justice at the BGEPT, and further, the party advises him to channel his itinerant energies towards visiting places across the state ravaged by killings and destructions by suspected bandits whom he has admitted having a pact with and refers to as ‘my brothers in the bush’.

“Our great party reiterates that any attempt by the governor to tamper with justice at the BGEPT will be stoutly resisted through every means lawful and available to the party.” 

 

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