ABIA GOVERNOR IKPEAZU REACTS TO UCHE OGAH’S CERTIFICATION BY INEC.
The Governor of Abia state who filed an appeal over the Abuja High court ruling to replace him with UCHE OGAH have cried out to Abians to Support Him. In a statement Released yesterday, Ikpeazu stressed that Uche Ogah’s Certification by INEC is against the law.
I have received with concern, reports of the purported issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah by the Independent National Electoral 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