The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict that validated the mandate of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as governor of the state.
The apex court on Wednesday in an appeal filed by Ikpeazu, unanimously set aside the decision of the Appeal Court, which sacked the governor from office and declared APGA’s Alex Otti as winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the state.
APGA described the judgment as a “gang up between the PDP and those that hold the country to ransom”.
The state party chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, made the party’s position known yesterday while addressing a cross- section of journalists.
“As a party, we are very disappointed with the outcome of the case because it did not reflect what happened during the election held in April 2015 in the state. The governorship election was won by Dr. Alex Otti; there was no dispute about that and we expected the Supreme Court to be more passionate in looking at some facts in the Appeal Court judgment that gave victory to our candidate, but the apex court acted otherwise”, Ehiemere said.