Native authorities chairmen and councillor’s in Rivers State, elected underneath former Governor Rotimi Amaechi in 2015 have warned in opposition to the conduct of native authorities elections within the state as introduced by the Rivers State Impartial Electoral Fee.
The eliminated chairmen and councillor’s stated there’s a pending matter earlier than the Attraction Courtroom over their elimination, stressing that any try to conduct the native authorities election will quantity to contempt of courtroom.
This comes per week after the faction of the APC led by Senator Magnus Abe declared preparedness for the forthcoming council elections.
Factional Chairman of the group, Golden Ben-Chioma, who took over mantle of management from Igo Aguma, stated the get together was able to impression politically within the state, having suffered backwardness for years because of management disaster.
However talking on behalf of the group in a media briefing in Port Harcourt, Sogbeye Eli, who was elected Chairman of Degema Native Authorities Council in 2015 cautioned the present RISIEC Chairman, retired Justice George Omereji to concentrate on the implications of going forward with the native authorities election.
Eli whereas saying that the APC is not going to take part in any native authorities elections, referred to as for the arrest and prosecution of any particular person or group of individuals that try to take part within the polls utilizing the title of the APC.
“We’re calling on the Nationwide Caretaker Committee of APC to problem official letter instantly, directing the official boycott of Rivers APC because of the pendency of the native authorities election matter on the Attraction Courtroom.
“The Nationwide Caretaker Committee headed by H.E. Buni, ought to sanction any APC chief in any LGA clamouring for participation of APC on this unlawful council polls.
“Out of abundance of warning, we name on the brand new political management of RSIEC underneath Justice Omereji, to watch out for the implications of contempt of courtroom,” he stated.