Former governor of Bayelsa state and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has denied any involvement in the attack on Justice Odili.

Recall that the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili who delivered the judgement nullifying the election of  David Lyon as Governor-elect of Bayelsa state and instating PDP’s Duoye Diri as the governor-elect was attacked by some aggrieved persons said to be APC members on Tuesday February 18th 2020.

Reacting to the attack and call for the resignation of Justice Odili, the River state governor, Nyeson Wike had accused Sylva and the APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole of been behind the attack and promised to hold them responsible if anything should happen to Justice Odili.

In a statement signed by the APC state publicity secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, the former governor said he was not even in the country when the attack took place.

He described the claim by governor Wike as strange stating that he holds governor Peter and justice Odili whom he had worked with in high esteem.

He said, ” I hope governor Wike or those working with him have not organised this protest with the intention of hanging it on our neck.

“To incense the Supreme Court towards us, knowing that we intend to approach the Supreme Court.”

The statement read in parts: “What Gov. Wike is doing is akin to deciding a matter bordering on criminality by way of originating Summons where the issues have not been investigated and the accused given an opportunity to defend himself. Why will a governor hasten to conclusion? If this is not adding salt to injury what is?

“I have been so numbered by the event of February 13th that I could not even contemplate any other course of action than to approach the Supreme Court again.

“I am a man of peace and would not support any action that can cause a breach of peace.

“On the issue of securing governor Peter and Justice Mary Odili, I have this to say: Governor Wike as a governor of Rivers state has a duty to protect all Rivers people including the Odilis.

“I hope he has lived up to this duty creditably.

“Let me conclude with these words for Gov. Wike: Those whose Palm kernel were cracked by the gods should not forget to be humble.”







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