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Ikpeazu heads for Supreme Court over A/Court judgement

05 January 2016, 13:02

Umuahia - Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have approached the Supreme Court, asking it to set aside the verdict of the Court of Appeal which voided Ikpeazu’s election as governor of the state, reports The Nation.

The court’s panel, led by Justice Oyebisi had, in its judgment on Thursday, declared Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the governorship election held on April 11, 2015.

Also read: Appeal court sacks Abia governor, decalres Otti winner

In a notice of appeal filed on Monday at the Supreme Court, Ikpeazu is asking the apex court to set aside the Appeal Court’s judgment on the ground that neither Otti nor his party called credible and cogent evidence in support of their petition challenging his victory. ‎

The governor and the PDP also wrote the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, asking him to respect the constitution and not to do any thing that will tamper with his office as the governor of Abia State.

In the letter written on his behalf by Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Ikpeazu said he remained the governor until he had exhausted his right of appeal.

Read more at The Nation.

- News 24


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