The All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned the recent attack by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors over the relocation of Election Petition Tribunals in some South South states to Abuja.
APC National Vice Chairman (south south), Prince Hilliard Eta described the action of the PDP governors as ‘unnecessary.’
Prince Eta told this newspaper that the decision to relocate the tribunals in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States to Abuja was apparently to avoid disruption of proceedings.
The APC chieftain noted that the decision may have been taken ‘in the interest of peace’ following the spate of violence recorded in the affected states during the last general elections.
He disclosed said the judiciary acted in good faith, adding that the relocation of the tribunals was ‘in the interest of peace.’
‘’Though we are not attorneys to the judiciary, we believe the judiciary considered moving the tribunals to avoid a repeat of the warfare situation that characterized the last elections in the affected states.”
Prince Eta said the Judiciary may have been compelled to relocate the tribunals ‘to ensure peace.’
He however noted that ‘PDP is yet to appreciate the wind of change that is blowing in the polity,’ adding that the party ‘must learn to accept reality as governance is no longer business as usual.’


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