By Sadiq Umar – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied reports that his National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, called for the probe of the Supreme Court judges for upholding the elections of Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Abia State governors.
The party said as much its Chairman expressed astonishment over the judgements, he never called for the investigation of the judges.
In a statement by the APC’s national secretary, Mala Buni, the party said Thursday the report by Vanguard titled, “Oyegun Calls for Probe of Supreme Court Judges” was false and incorrect.
“The party wishes to deny this report in the strongest terms,” it stated.
Adding that: “As much as he expressed ‘total astonishment’ over the ruling of the Supreme Court, the National Chairman of the Party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, never called for the investigation of Supreme Court judges.
“Indeed, a copy of the statement issued following Chief Odigie-Oyegun’s meeting with the APC delegation from Rivers State was widely circulated. At no time during the meeting or in the statement referred to did the National Chairman make such a call for the probe of Supreme Court Judges. What transpired at the meeting was correctly reported in other media outlets.
“Given that the author of the Vanguard report was not physically present at the venue of this event, but relied on this statement, it is baffling that he gave this slant to the story.”