The Rivers state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah has described the allegation by Mr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, defeated Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11, 2015 General Election, that former Governor Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili were ‘used’ to procure the verdict of the Supreme Court which validated the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as absolutely false, misleading and showing lack of respect to the Odili family.
The PDP Chairman further described the attack by Mr. Dakuku Peterside on Odili and his wife as the height of frustration and rascality.
He said that Dakuku and the APC has pushed it too far in their desperation to take over the reign of leadership of the State.
Bro. Obuah said the insult on the revered Statesman and his wife, a respected Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria has again exposed Mr. Dakuku as bereft of respect and regard for elders.
The PDP Chairman while condemning what he called Dakuku’s penchant for insulting elders, said the attack was one insult too many and reminded him of the popular proverb which says that “an obedient child lives to grow old while a scornful child is only digging his early grave”.
Bro. Obuah who noted that disrespect for elders was alien to the culture and tradition of Rivers people, advised Dakuku and members of his APC still licking their wounds following the Supreme Court judgment to jettison selfish interest for the sake of peace.
The Chairman described Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Odili as worthy citizens of Rivers State who deserved the respect and regard of Rivers people, having worked tirelessly to etch their names on the marble, adding that the generality of Rivers people owed the couple a duty to protect and guide their name jealously.
Bro. Obuah declared that those who knew Dakuku growing up had expected that he would have outgrown childish behaviors that were characterized by irresponsibility and rascality, noting that those with proper upbringing talk to elders with respect and dignity.
The PDP Chairman said the people of the State remained eternally grateful to the Supreme Court of Nigeria for foreclosing Dakuku’s ambition to continue to cause crisis in Rivers State, adding that the judgment of the apex court was indeed an act of God.
Bro Obuah said it was in view of the foregoing that the PDP and well-meaning people of Rivers State demand unreserved apology from Mr. Dakuku Adol Peterside for insulting Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili, while the PDP would take further steps to seek redress and call on Dakuku to account for his days in government as Works Commissioner.
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