Ogbulafor, Nwaka hail tribunal judgment

He urged the opposition and all Abia indigenes to ‘’put hands on deck and support Ikpeazu to put Abia right’’.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, has hailed the judgment of the Abia Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which upheld Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s election.

In a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia, Ogbulafor said that he was delighted by the judgment.

"I am extremely very happy with the judgment of the tribunal; one cannot challenge the will of God.

"Ikpeazu has been destined to be governor of Abia; no man or woman can deprive him of that.

"All we can do is to pray fervently for God to give him wisdom and good health to successfully steer the ship of the state.’’

Ogbulafor said that he had confidence in the ability of the governor to do well and acquit himself as governor, adding: "that is why I have stood by him, campaigned with him to win.’’

Similarly, the state PDP Chairman, Sen. Emma Nwaka, said that the party expected victory, adding: "we worked for it.’’

In a telephone interview, Nwaka described the judgment as "well deserved’’.

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