The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday debunked the claims made by the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) i
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday debunked the claims made by the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, accusing it of attempting to tamper with court evidence in the ongoing tribunal case.
The Chapter Secretary of the party, Comrade Ini Ememobong, in a press conference in Uyo, stated that the evidence submitted by the petitioner has been duly marked, recorded by the court and kept in safe custody.
“There is absolutely no truth in the allegation that the PDP and other respondents are attempting to tamper with any evidence, whatsoever.
“The evidence tendered by the Petitioner has been duly marked and recorded by the court and therefore are now the property of the court, kept in safe custody.
“These documents, most of them being public documents, exist in several copies, with only the Certified True Copies lodged in the Tribunal and therefore cannot be tempered with”, he stated.
However, he alleged that it was the APC who was trying to tamper with evidence.
He said “The nearest to what could have been called tampering with evidence, was done by the Petitioner’s Counsel, who was reprimanded in open court for demanding for and handling exhibits, when it was not yet time for that.
Ememobong, urge the general public to “discountenance the unfounded allegations by the APC, as our Legal team is peopled by very principled and credible Lawyers, who will not in any circumstance, descend to low levels of criminality.
Adding that, “as a party and Respondent in the Petition before the tribunal, we had undertaken and will continue to undertake to conduct our case in the best practice and tradition of the Bar and nothing will make us deviate from that promise.”