….. As court stops panel from sitting
The move by the Peoples Democratic Party to halt the proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry set up by the outgoing government of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi investigating alleged politically-motivated killings in Rivers state has been condemned by human right groups in the state and beyond.
All the activists who spoke described the party’s action as “disappointing” and an indication that it has something to hide.
On Monday, Emmanuel Aguma, a counsel to the PDP in the state, announced that the party was boycotting the commission. Presenting an interim order from a Federal High Court restraining the commission from sitting, he announced that taking part in the inquiry would amount to flouting the order of the court.
In his words “I wouldn’t want to be a part of a process that does not obey the rule of law, so I’m bringing your attention to this. It is the duty of the panel to obey the court,” Mr Aguma said.
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