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Why I’m under attack – Obi

Posted by By John Ameh, Onitsha on 2007/10/26 | Views: 706 |

Why I’m under attack – Obi


Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, alleged on Wednesday that the reason he had been under attacks lately was because there was a bid to ‘poison the minds’ of the justices of the Supreme Court against him.

Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, alleged on Wednesday that the reason he had been under attacks lately was because there was a bid to ‘poison the minds’ of the justices of the Supreme Court against him.

He claimed that his opponents who were reportedly bent on having the apex court reverse its June 14 judgment on his tenure of office, sought to create the impression that he was incapable of governing Anambra State.

According to Obi, a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, the attacks on him came at the time two suits were before the court, seeking to reverse the tenure judgment.

Dr. Andy Uba, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate at the April poll, who is challenging the judgment on the ground that the court lacked the jurisdiction to decide Obi’s matter, filed one of the suits.

Chief Ifeanyi Okonkwo, a member of Nigeria Advance Party, who claimed that his name was ‘fraudulently’ struck out of the matter while it was still at the Court of Appeal, filed the second case.

He alleged that Obi offered him N10m bribe to effect the removal of his name from the case before it went to the apex court for the final judgment on June 14.

“There has been a carefully drawn plan to destroy the image of Governor Peter Obi, pit him against the people of Anambra State and Nigeria as a whole; poison the minds of the justices of the Supreme Court so that they will reverse the judgment of June 14, 2007 and hand over power to another person,” Obi’s media aide, Mr. Mike Udah, said in Awka on Wednesday.

But Uba had, last week, absolved himself of blame in Obi’s travails, saying that he was only exercising his constitutional rights at the apex court.

Uba added that Obi was not being fair to him by trying to drag his name into any problems he encountered, instead of concentrating on the job of governing Anambra State.

Only on Tuesday, Okonkwo had said that he merely filed a ‘legitimate’ application at the Supreme Court to seek for a reversal of a decision he considered to be unjustifiable, adding that he was not in the position to sponsor crises in the state.

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Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

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