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Ex-Ohanaeze boss wants security upgrade in Abia state

10 July 2016, 11:23

Abia - Former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dozie Ikedife has requested the Federal Government to deploy additional security personnel to Abia State to prevent a complete breakdown of law and order amidst the governorship crisis, Vanguard reports.

The political crisis centres around the uncertainty surrounding Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his challenger, Uche Ogah, whom a court ordered to be issued with a certificate of return by the Independent National Electorate Commission, INEC.

Also read: Tribunal upholds Ikpeazu's election

Ikedife added that it was a shame that most elections were disputed in a court and tribunal and feared that supporters of either party would used the developments to cause mayhem in the State.

News24 Nigeria reported that the Abia State governorship crisis took a dramatic turn as two divisions of the same court gave contradicting orders on the fate of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

The Federal High Court in Abuja maintained that Ikpeazu remain sacked as governor while another Federal High Court in Imo State judged that he was fairly elected and should remain.

A Federal High Court in Abuja ordered Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately after he was accused of submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014.

For more on this story, visit Vanguard.

- News24 Nigeria


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