Bayelsa APC, PDP bicker over judges’ alleged corruption
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has threatened to expose moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to influence Supreme Court judges handling this year’s governorship elections petitions.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), APC made the threat in a statement issued by the state publicity secretary, Mr. Fortune Panebi.
But the PDP, in a reaction, dismissed the allegation as frivolous and coming from a drowning party in the state.
The APC alleged that the PDP’s moves were to swing the petition in favour of its candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, and vow to fight to the end to get justice for the people.
It cautioned that the syndicate involved in the transfer of funds meant for civil servants salaries used as bribe would be investigated and prosecuted, alleging that the pre and post-elections activities had shown how desperate the state government was in the quest for power.
The party claimed knowledge of PDP’s latest attempt to move high-powered delegations to Abuja to influence the Supreme Court judgment and accused the party of patronising and enriching corrupt Judges to the detriment of poor civil servants in the state, whose salaries were unpaid for several months.
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