By George Onah
Port Harcourtâ€”The Action Congress in Rivers State has given kudos to the justices who delivered judgement at the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt on Wednesday over the appeal brought by Accord Partyâ€™s governorship candidate at the 2007 elections, Chief Bekinbo Soberekon, seeking the removal from office of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
AC, in a statement issued yesterday, commended Soberekon for satisfying himself legally by ensuring that his fundamental human right to seek redress was exhausted, praising Rivers people for remaining calm during the period of the legal battle.
Leader of the party in the state, Prince Tonye Princewill, was of the view that â€œas democrats, we must allow others express their democratic rights.
â€œLet this judgment bring out the best inÂ unity and comradeship between us and help build the new Rivers State of our dream.
â€œI expect Soberekon and others like him in the next few days to declare their support to joinÂ Amaechiâ€™s administration in building a virile, vibrant and egalitarian Rivers State, which has justified my support for him.â€
Signed by the Publicity Secretary, Cheif Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the party’s statement said: â€œIt is our firm belief that the judiciary remains the last hope, not only for our democracy and politics, but for that of the common Nigerian.
â€œWith this judgment, we believe that Governor Amaechi is on a divine mission to rescue the state from the hands of those that donâ€™t mean well for the state.”
â€œWith theâ€™s judgment, Amaechi has no other excuse to give but to ensure that the people of Rivers State get the full benefit of the dividends of democracy in all ramifications by renewing his drive and strength to completing the ongoing people-oriented projects in the state.
â€œWe have no other state to call our own except Rivers State, so we need to do all within our powers to contribute and make the state the ideal in Nigeriaâ€.