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Okezie Ikpeazu Ohaneze youths slam Keyamo over comments on Governor

The chairman of OYC in Abia, Okemiri Alex, also said Keyamo has verbal diarrhea.

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

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The Ohaneze-Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has slammed human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo for saying that the continued stay of the Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in office, is illegal.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued a certificate of return to Uche Ogah, on June 30, 2016, recognising him as the Governor of Abia state, following a court ruling by Justice Okon Abang, ordering Ikpeazu to vacate office.

Ogah and Ikpeazu have since been engaged in legal and verbal battles in a bid to prove who should be at the helm of affairs in the Abia Government House.

Daily Post reports that the chairman of OYC in Abia, Okemiri Alex, said Keyamo has verbal diarrhea.

Alex also warned the lawyer to keep his mouth shut and let the courts decide the outcome of the governorship tussle.

The group issued a statement saying ”The recent vexatious antics and vituperations of one Barrister Festus Keyamo, who asked for the swearing-in of Dr. Uche Ogar as Abia State Governor is a slap on the legal profession.

“It is nothing but a verbal diarrhoea. Is Keyamo not aware that the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in the Appeal Court to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court in Abuja?

“Why do all manner of people make unguarded statements on the Abia issue just to be noticed, rewarded or just talk for talking sake?

“Festus Keyamo should keep his mouth shut and allow the Court of Appeal at Abuja to do its job. There should be no trial on the pages of the newspaper.

“Even the AGF has made it clear that the case should be unfettered even up to the Supreme Court, if necessary.”

Mr Darlington Ozurumba, a lawyer, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asking the court to stop the release of monthly Federal Allocation to Abia state until a valid Governor is recognised.

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