By Nick Ovuakporie
The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to a statement published by the Daily Independent newspaper and credited to Dr Cairo Ojuogboh wherein, he made disparaging remarks against the party leader His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the State Chairman Prophet Jones Ode Erue.
The party described the statement as unfortunate especially coming from a supposed educated individual who parades the title of “Doctor” but was quick to add that it is not entirely a surprise owing to the usual shenanigans of the said Cairo Ojuogboh.
The party in a statement signed by its Director of Publicity Nick Ovuakporie attributed Cairo Ojuogboh’s outburst to that of a confused PDP agent, sacked NDDC Ag. EDP and a deposed Akinuwa ( palace chief) who is seeking undeserved public relevance and doing the bidding of his co-travellers and paymasters in PDP.
The APC stressed that in countries where corruption carries capital punishment such as China, people like Cairo Ojuogboh ought to have been hanged owing to his monumental escapades in the NDDC within the short period he served as Ag. EDP and reminded him further of his infamous role in orchestrating the questionable fainting of his former co-dramatis persona Professor Pondei on national television.
The Party hereby state unambiguously, that there was no APC Delta North meeting that held in Kwale as falsely alluded to in the Daily Independent newspaper report but a mere convergence of renegades whose anti-party activities are well documented having initially converged in Agbor on the instruction of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP, where they plotted the defection of one of their lackey Chief George Okafor to the PDP ahead of their eventual defection which the party has credible intelligence report on.
The party seizes this opportunity to warn Cairo Ojuogboh and his impostors who are in the inglorious habit of dragging the APC and its leadership into disrepute to desist henceforth from further provoking the party to weird the big stick against their anti-party activities as no one is above discipline.
The Party wishes to draw the attention of Cairo Ojuogboh, the Editor-in-Chief of Daily Independent newspaper and others in their implosive vehicle to the legal consequences of their unguarded utterances in the light of the judgement of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, which has effectively dealt with the maze allegation whose excerpt is reproduced below for guidance;
“[T]here is no iota of evidence indicating that the applicant Senator Ovie Omo-Agege stole the Mace and invaded the senate, the allegation is more of his accomplices perpetuating the act, which has not been proved. It is, therefore, wrong for any person or authority within the Federal Republic of Nigeria to print, publish or circulate in the media or social networks like the 1st Respondent (Saraki) did that the applicant led thugs to invade the senate and cause the same to be published in Punch Newspaper of 18/04/2019. This is the highest height of defamation, I so hold. The applicant has not sought any relief as regards defamation as an ancillary relief, it is however only fair that the findings above are findings made in rem as such any future publication becomes a new cause of action, I so order. He may serve this judgment on the media or newsprint to avoid them acting without knowing of the orders and declarations made in rem, which inure to his favour.”
Excerpt of Judgment of FCT Abuja High Court rendered on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, by Hon. Justice O. A. Musa.
The Party however warn these political harlots and impostors that ignorance is no excuse to the committal of crime as any further misplaced action including acts of mudslinging will be legally dealt with no matter who is involved.
- Ovuakporie is the Director of Publicity, APC Delta State