By Fred Latimore Oghemesivbe Esq.
There is a new trend of politics gaining grounds in Delta State, and if allowed to penetrate would certainly track the walls and the Lizards and Reptiles will have comfortable shelter in the spaces created.
I read the lengthy but senseless arguments put forward by Zik Gbemre, a voice crying in the 2023 governorship political wilderness. His tears and sorrow was traced to a letter of condolence written by Distinguished Senator (Chief) Ighoyota Amori, who was declared winner of Delta Central Senatorial election in 2015, under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The letter was alleged to have been written after the Court Judgement and thus positions Amori, for criminal prosecution of Impersonation. Zik Gbemre’s lengthy but worthless and laughable recommendation exposes the weakness of some politicians using cheap writers like Zik, to blackmail those they obviously think does not support their selfish and radical governorship ambitions.
Those who have had contacts with Chief Amori, will always quick to say that he is a man with good heart and flexible politically. Most of Amori’s political mistakes and ordeals are traceable to his willingness to always satisfy political gladiators across board, not necessarily his own choices. I say so, because I know so.
Therefore, Zik must of a necessity realise that subject matter of impersonation in Law comes with some legal ingredients that justifies criminal prosecution, which is obviously lacking his political prosecution of Senator Ighoyota Amori.
Zik and his sponsor must realise that Amori was declared winner by the Electoral umpire, issued a Certificate of Return and was subsequently sworn in as Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Delta Central Senatorial District, before the Courts decided otherwise. It follows that Amori, Haven functioned in that capacity before the Court Judgment was the Senator representing Delta Central.
Impersonation must be based on the premise of an attempt to gain undue favour or to commit crime. The impersonator may never have strained the status but unduly uses it to oil his ego or reputation, and more so, to defraud or gain undue favour.
Zik, did tell us the basis of his call for Amori’s prosecution, neither did he point out why he is an interested party. There are critical legal issues to be examined should Zik and his sponsors persist. A letter allegedly dated 2016, is the fact in issue but the wailing Zik did not pit forward the justification for his call for Amori’s prosecution in 2021.
I am trying so hard not to let out Amori’s defense, because Zik is only ranting to please his radical political pay master.
The question is why the call for SenatorAmori’s prosecution on social media, why not approach the Courts directly as an interested party? And I do not think that Distinguished Senator Ighoyota Amori, do not require the services of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to reticle Zik and his paymaster.
Last last, Zik should add me as a Co-Defendant in the matter because I believe that Senator Ighoyota Amori, was duly sworn in and performed his constitutional functions as a senator of the FRN, for a period. Whatever legal argument that need to be put forward should be in the Court Room, not persistent ranging on social media.
Amori is in good standing and there is nothing Zik and his cotravellers can do about it. I so summit!
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