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Friday, 12 May 2017

Supreme Court Upholds Election of Okezie Ikpeazu As Abia State Governor

The supreme court has upheld the position of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.
On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu’s removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This followed a suit by Uche Ogah who place second in the PDP governorship primary election Ikpeazu won.
But on August 8, the appeal court set aside the judgment of the lower court, and held that Abang, the judge, ignored examining the tax documents which were tendered to his court as exhibits.
At the apex court on Friday, a five-man panel of judges led by Walter Onnoghen, chief of justice of Nigeria (CJN), faulted the lower court’s decision on the tax documents.
Onnoghen said Ikpeazu could not be held responsible for discrepancies in his tax document because it was given to him by the state.

The Cable

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