We can’t be blackmailed, Rivers Judiciary tells PDP

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From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Judiciary has debunked the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accusing the state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, of attempting to use the office of the acting Chief Judge, Justice Peter Agumagu, to thwart the course of justice in the state.
Also, the state judiciary refuted an allegation by the PDP that the judge handling the case involving the suspended chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Timothy Nsirim and three others against the state governor and 10 others, had withdrawn from the matter.
Chief Registrar of the High Court, Leonard Adoki, released in Port Harcourt on Friday said the judiciary should not be dragged into the political crisis in the state.
The party recently issued a statement alleging that the acting Chief Judge, Justice Peter Agumagu, was plotting to engage in selective re-assignment of cases to some selected judges to undo political opponents of the governor.
Adoki stated that ordinarily, the judiciary would not have bothered to reply the party, but for the fact that PDP wanted to bring the National Judicial Commission (NJC) into “a non-existent issue”.
He urged politicians, especially members of the PDP in the state, to desist from tarnishing …

Source: The Sun News

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