Okezie Ikpeazu Sacked Abia Governor yet to receive certified copy of judgement

He added that Ikpeazu is  yet to get certified true copies of the judgment, which was delivered seven days ago.

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The Abia State Government has urged the judiciary to not let it be manipulated by some politicians who do not care if the state turns into a chaos as long as shady scheme is successful.

The government, led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who was on December 31, 2016 ordered to vacate his seat by the Appeal Court, said that what the people of the state desire is good governance, which they have experienced in the first 200 days of the Governor.

Speaking on behalf of the government, Chief Press Secretary to Ikpeazu, Mr Godwin Adindu, stated that  the decision of the Court of Appeal panel could incite anarchy in the state if not for the Governor's continual peaceful disposition.

He added that Ikpeazu is  yet to get certified true copies of the judgment, which was delivered seven days ago, and according to the constitution the Governor has seven days deadline to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court.

"Abia State is not for sale and nobody should trifle with the destiny of the people. All the people involved in this grand conspiracy to cause havoc,  anarchy and bloodshed in Abia, should steer clear of the state”, he said.

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Owerri, had declared Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) the winner of the April 11 and April 25 supplementary elections in the state.

Delivering judgment in an appeal filed by Otti, the five-member panel, headed by Justice Oyebisi Omoleye, said the APGA candidate scored 164, 444 valid votes to defeat Ikpeazu who scored 114, 444 votes.