The Rivers State governorship candidate of the All Progressive
Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has
described the bail granted Hon Ojukaye Flag-Amachree by the Court of
Appeal on all counts as the “triumph of light over evil and end of
wickedness from Rivers State Government House.”
He stressed that the judiciary has once again risen to its bastion as
the last hope of the oppressed and those unjustly persecuted by power
Hon. Ojukaye Flag Amachree, an APC chieftain in Rivers State was
arrested and sent to prison on concocted charges by the Rivers State
Government and all reasonable attempts to get the state High Court
grant him bail fell on deaf ears.
Along the line, one of the lawyers defending him in court, Barr. Ken
Atsuwete, was murdered in controversial circumstances, just as the
Rivers State Government filed fresh murder charges against Amachree,
in an attempt to keep him perpetually in prison.
However, Dr. Dakuku Peterside says the evil plans of the Nyesom
Wike-led administration in the state will never endure as “time and
time again, it will fall like pack of cards as you cannot build
something on nothing.”
“This is a great day for Rivers people. This is a pointer to the end
of recklessness, arbitrariness, impunity and wickedness on the part of
a governor who rose to power through violence.
“The Appeal Court has once again reaffirmed our belief in the
judiciary. No matter how long a lie has travelled, it takes just one
day for truth to catch up with it. Today, the truth has dawned on evil
“All along, we have always maintained the innocence of Ojukaye Flag
Amachree. Even the police have come out to say they do not have
evidence against him. So you wonder why the desperation of Wike and
his cohorts? Why the desperation to incarcerate Ojukaye? He stated.
Peterside, who is also the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), berated Governor Nyesom
Wike for alleging that INEC has handed over the original result sheets
of December 10 re-run election in the state to Minister of
Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.
According to him, “Wike is just being mischievous and desperate. At
every election, he is the one accusing everybody of plans to rig
election. Sometimes, he forgets that he is the governor of the state
and his statements are embarrassing to the office he occupies.
“Wike should stop crying and face the election. I have always said it
and I will still maintain my stand – the APC will win any free and
fair election in Rivers State. We have responsible and decent
candidates that can win election at anytime.
“Why is Wike always afraid of every election? If he is not threatening
INEC officials, he is accusing security agencies of compromise. He is
the same person that will set phantom Commission of Inquiry to arrive
at a predetermined outcome. What manner of a governor is Wike? For how
long will he continue to fool Rivers people?” Dr. Peterside queried.
DAP Media Team