The All Progressives Congress has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of sponsoring Tuesday’s protest at the residence of Justice Mary Odili.
The Party singled Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his Party, the PDP as sponsors of the protest which held on Tuesday.
Protesters who called themselves the Bayelsa APC Youth Vanguard for RealChange had gathered at the Abuja residence of the Supreme Court Justice.
Speaking on behalf of the group, one Johnson Dume questioned why the APC was blaming Mary Odili.
He said, “Why blame Justice Mary Odili? What is her role in our Party screening and primaries? Is she the one who asked us to field a candidate with fake certificates?”
Reacting to the development, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, said the protesters were hired to deceive members of the public.
He said, “The self-styled group of the APC supporters were sponsored by the opposition to cast the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, and the APC supporters in a bad light.
“The same hired urchins the PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus, has used for his senseless protests to the embassies of the UK, US and the European Union, were the same used for Tuesday’s protests at Justice Odili’s residence.
“The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, aside being the main financier of the PDP must explain his inexplicable interest in the governorship of Bayelsa State.
“The APC national leadership is already pursuing all legal avenues to contest the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare Duoye Diri as Bayelsa governor, having failed to meet the mandatory constitutional requirements to become the governor.”
The PDP responded to the allegations as the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the APC was a “confused Party”.
Ologbondiyan said, “The APC has lost all its bearings. It became a confused party that is leading a confused government.
“It is surprising to us in the PDP, that the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is still walking the streets free after his inciting comments on the judgment on the Bayelsa State governorship election in spite of the condemnable destruction of property of the government and leaders of our party in Bayelsa State.”