The Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Friday, weighed in on the controversial dismissal of the former governor of Imo State while urging members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to apportion blames.
In a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, in Abuja, Abaribe said, “For all of us in the PDP this is not a time for blames. When men are bent on evil, they will not stop, but ultimately the will of the people shall prevail."
He further stated, “For our friend and brother Emeka Ihedioha, courage is the name. This will also pass away."
Abaribe noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) could become a lame duck when certified results of units are taken from sources other than INEC.
This, according to Abaribe, means that results from security agencies like Civil Defence, Army, Navy and even Hisba, JTF, among others, would be more sacrosanct and acceptable than the official INEC tabulation.
He stated that the painful outcome of the legal process has again raised poignant questions that should ignite serious calls for a total reform of the electoral and governance structures in Nigeria.
He said, “The stark reality in the circumstance is that the Apex Court is the final arbiter and its decisions must be respected at all times.”
The Minority Leader praised Ihedioha, whose valedictory speech he described as heartwarming.
"It shows that there will be a rosy tomorrow from today’s despondency," he said.