The Rivers state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the allegation by defeated governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the April 11, 2015 general election, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, that former governor Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili, were ‘used’ to procure the verdict of the Supreme Court, which validated the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as absolutely false, misleading and exhibition of lack of respect for the Odili family.
In a press release from the office of the PDP Chairman, Brother Felix Obuah, he further described the attack by Dr. Peterside on Odili and his wife, as the height of frustration and rascality.
Brother Obuah said that Dakuku and the APC had pushed too far, in their desperation to take over the reign of leadership of the State.
The PDP chairman said the insult on the revered statesman and his wife, a respected Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria had once more exposed the APC governorship candidate, as bereft of respect and regard for elders.
Brother Obuah, while condemning what he described as Dakuku’s penchant for insulting elders, observed the attack was one insult too many, and reminded him of the popular proverb which said that, “an obedient child lives to grow old, while a scornful child is only digging his early grave”.
Noting that disrespect for elders was alien to the culture and tradition of Rivers people, he advised Dakuku and members of his APC still licking their wounds following the Supreme Court judgment, to jettison selfish interest, for the sake of peace.
The Chairman described Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Odili as worthy citizens of Rivers state, who deserved the respect and regard of Rivers people, having worked tirelessly to etch their names on the marble, adding that the generality of Rivers people, owed the couple a duty, to protect and guide their names jealously.
The party arrow head declared that those who knew Dakuku growing up, had expected that he would have outgrown childish behaviour, that were characterized by irresponsibility and rascality, noting that those with proper upbringing talked to elders with respect and dignity.
He said the people of the State remained eternally grateful to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, for foreclosing Dakuku’s ambition, to continue to cause crisis in Rivers State, adding that the judgment of the apex court was indeed, “an act of God.”
Brother Obuah said, it was in view of the foregoing that the PDP and well-meaning people of Rivers state demanded unreserved apology from Mr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, for insulting Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili, while the PDP would take further steps to seek redress and call on Dakuku to account for his days in government as Works Commissioner.

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