The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party are uninvited guest in the All Progressives Congress,Akwa Ibom State chapter allegation of possible bias by the chairman of the Election Petition Tribunal Panel 2 for National Assembly and State Assembly having observed some abnormalities in how the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Jennifer Ijohor in delivering her rulings.
Barr.Imo Akpan, right activist made the assertion today Tuesday July 16,2019 while featuring on Team Nigeria Classic,a radio program on Inspiration FM,Uyo.He blamed the state chapter of PDP for meddling in purely judicial issues that bothered on justice and fairness.
” The press release Akwa Ibom State APC released didn’t have anything to do with Akwa Ibom State PDP but with Justice Jennifer Ijohor.But for the PDP to meddled and quickly summoned a press conference in defense of Justice Ijohor whose husband is a confirmed PDP member and Benue state SSG is worrisome”.
“The Lordship did justice today by adjourning all cases before her indefinitely pending the conclusion of the petition before the President of Court of Appeal by APC Akwa Ibom State.”
“I know politician must make money even in press conferences but conscience and morality should override politics”.
On the implication of Justice Jennifer Ijohor’s action as it concerns pending cases in the tribunal, Barr.Akpan said “all election cases constitutional has time limit. It is my view that the President of Court of Appeal in the next few days should constitute a new tribunal for continuation of the cases if the Akwa Ibom APC petition is found to be true that Justice Jennifer Ijohor has a strong affinity with PDP which may likely affect her in the cause of her doing justice to cases in the tribunal”.
By Ani Michael, Uyo