Abia Governorship: Ikpeazu Insist He Is Still Governor, Faults INEC’s Issuance Of Certificate Of Return To Uche Ogah
Earlier today, INEC issued a certificate of return to a member of PDP, Uche Ogah, following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating the elector*l body to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014. The state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has released a statement reacting to the development, According to him, he remains the Governor of the state since he has filed an appeal against the ruling.
I have received with concern, report of the purported issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah by the Independent National Elector*l Commission (INEC), as governor of Abia State, despite dependency of a notice of appeal and motion for stay of the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Our laws are clear on this matter. No one may be issued with a certificate of return let alone be sworn in as governor, when there is a subsisting appeal and application for stay.
I want to appeal to Abians to remain calm and law abiding in the face of this provocation, unless and until the appellant courts have conclusively resolve the appeal, the status remains, I am still the Governor of Abia State.
Dr Okezie Ikpeazu
Governor, Abia State
No claiming oo, its just the court order and wish over your case
Keep pleading with the court
Na court order it now, so don’t fault anything. U R an individual like every one else. So follow d rules nd wait for Ur time.
well let’s see how everything turns out to be
Them go fight o
Hmm can you see
Power is so sweet
commotion all the way
Let see what the court got to say
Justice must be make
Wahala go dey o
Big one self
U correct o @sharks
Not joking mehn @sharks