Umuahia - The Abia chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it will resist any attempt to inaugurate, Sampson Ogah, as the new governor of the state, reports Today.
The party made the resolution and declaration at the end of its emergency meeting in Umuahia on Thursday.
Recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered that Ogah should be sworn in as governor
The court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, ordered Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to vacate office as governor over the case of tax evasion.
Ogah was also issued the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja on Thursday, reports News 24.
But, the PDP in the state on Thursday described the judgment has a rape of democracy
The state Chairman of the party, Johnson Onuigbo said the court ruling and issuance Certificate of Return to Ogah was only a threat to the peace already existing in the state.
Onuigbo added that the PDP had sent delegates to persuade Ogah to sheath his sword and allow peace to reign in Abia but which fell to deaf ears.
He said at the end of the current crisis, the party would met out sanction to Ogah for disregarding entreaties from the chieftains of the party.
- News 24