In Abia Tribunal upholds Governor Ikpeazu’s election victory

The judgment was delivered by the tribunal today, November 3, in Umuahia, the state capital.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Abia State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has affirmed the victory of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the April 11, 2015, elections.

The judgment was delivered by the tribunal today, November 3, in Umuahia, the state capital.

Ikpeazu’s victory was challenged by opponent and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Alex Otti whose petition was dismissed for lacking merit.

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu play

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu

(Abia Fine Sights)

 

The Abia governor contested the elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was sworn in on May 29.

Ikpeazu made headlines in June when he became the fourth governor to slash his salary by 50 per cent in a bid to cut the cost of governance.

Other governors who made the move are Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.