Abia: Justice Abang Refuses To Vacate Order On Ikpeazu’s Removal

Okezie IkpeazuA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday refused to vacate the order for the removal of Okezie Ikpeazu as Governor of Abia State.

The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang ruled that the enrolled order, which was served on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was properly signed by the court after the staff worked long hours to produce it three days earlier than the seven days provided by law.

It would be recalled that Justice Abang had in a ruling on June 27, ordered Ikpeazu to vacate office immediately as Abia Governor after he found him guilty of submitting false tax certificate information in his INEC form for the December 8, 2014 primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The judge had ordered INEC to issue fresh certificate of return to the petitioner, Uchechukwu Ogah, who came second in the primary.

The suit has been adjourned to July 7.

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