Rivers state government on Wednesday said that it will hold National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and Minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court.
Justice Odiili had led the panel of justices who sacked candidate of the APC in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state, David Lyon.
Reacting in a communique issued on Wednesday, the state’s commissioner for information, Paulinus Nsirimsaid “that the Rivers State Executive Council observed that the Federal Government seems not to show interest in the sponsored threats to the lives of Dr Peter Odili and members of his family”.
The communique read, “That the Rivers State Executive Council condemns the barricading of the residence of Dr Peter Odili at Maitama, Abuja by sponsored thugs of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“That the Rivers State Executive Council wondered why Dr Peter Odili’s family should be singled out for the unwarranted attack, when the judgment that ousted David Lyon as Governor of Bayelsa State was a unanimous decision of a five-member panel of Supreme Court Justices.
“That Rivers State Government will hold Timipre Sylva and Adams Oshiomhole responsible if anything happens to Dr Peter Odili and members of his family.”
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