APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied media reports that he called for the probe of Supreme Court judges after they ruled in favor of PDP in the Rivers state governorship election matter. The reports had alleged that he said this while speaking with some Rivers state APC members who paid him a visit at the party secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday February 3rd. Oyegun who denied the report in a statement released by the party’s National Secretary, Mala Buni, said at no time during their discussion did he call for such probe.
He said one of his remarks was that the verdict from the Supreme Court judges was astonishing.
“The party wishes to deny this report in the strongest terms. As much as he expressed ‘total astonishment’ over the ruling of the Supreme Court, the National Chairman of the Party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, never called for the investigation of Supreme Court judges. Indeed, a copy of the statement issued following Chief Odigie-Oyegun’s meeting with the APC delegation from Rivers State was widely circulated. At no time during the meeting or in the statement referred to did the National Chairman make such a call for the probe of Supreme Court Judges. What transpired at the meeting was correctly reported in other media outlets. Given that the author of the Vanguard report was not physically at the venue of this event, but relied on this statement, it is baffling that he gave this slant to the story,” the statement read.