By Nwaorgu Faustinus
Spokesman of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives
congress, APC, Mr. Chris Finebone says his attention has been drawn to
a press release by the Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, Bro. Felix Obuah and signed by Mr. Jerry Needam
calling for his arrest for purportedly making inciting remarks over
the ruling by Federal High Court I, Port Harcourt and presided over by
Justice Lambo Akanbi last Thursday.
According to Chris Finebone, “Ordinarily, my instinctive response to
such a joke is to ignore it as I have done severally in the past.
However, let me for once state that we are in such serious times that
the likes of Felix Obuah and Jerry Needam should discard their toga of
court jesters and refrain from puerile jokes that enjoy no attention
from serious people”.
“More so, Bro. Obuah and his Aide should have come to terms with the
serious dimension the total breakdown of waste management in Rivers
State has assumed especially with the possible breakout of serious
epidemic in Port Harcourt and environs. Curiously, rather than lose
sleep on how to pull the chestnut from the fire, the hilarious duo
prefers to display their uninspiring comedy before an inattentive
public concerned with more serious things in life.
“The APC has extensively and unequivocally made its position clear on
the matter of the court ruling and there is no need to belabour it
here. However, it is important to re-state that prior to the sham
ruling of last Thursday, Justice Akanbi, Governor Nyesom Wike, the
Rivers State House of Assembly and other relevant parties were in
possession of an interim Order of the National Industrial Court of
Nigeria given in writing under the hand of Hon. Justice J.T.
Agbadu-Fishim, holden at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on 22nd day of June,
2015 restraining the Governor of Rivers State, the Rivers State House
of Assembly and the Attorney-General of Rivers State and their agents
from dissolving, suspending, sacking terminating or in any manner
whatsoever interfering with the tenure of office of the 23 Local
Government Councils of Rivers State.The Order also restrained the
Inspector-general of Police or his agents and proxies from enforcing
any purported action detrimental to the existence of the 23 Chairmen
and Councils in Rivers State.
“However, I would like to advise Felix Obuah to concentrate on
tackling the breakdown of refuse removal in Port Harcourt city and
environs, a job his master consigned him to do. But more seriously, he
should consider how best to launder billions of Naira belonging to
Rivers people on behalf of his master, which is the real reason he is
positioned at his present outpost – a job many consider too demeaning
for the high office of a state party chairman.
“Finally, there is nothing inciting in my presentation to the public
other than to place the issues arising from the ruling of Justice
Lambo Akanbi and its interplay with other related issues, especially
as it concerns our party, the APC and the 23 Councils in Rivers State,
in their proper perspective for the benefit of the public. No more”