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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

PDP asks Supreme Court to set aside Abia judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal, which declared Alex Otti as winner of the Abia State governorship election.
In a notice of appeal filed yesterday at the Supreme Court, the PDP asked the apex court to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
The party said that neither Otti nor his party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) showcased credible and cogent evidence in support of their petition challenging Ikpeazu’s victory.

The Court of Appeal had declared Mr. Alex Otti of the APGA the winner of the election.
Meanwhile, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has written to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, asking him to respect the constitution and not to do anything that will tamper with his office as the governor of Abia State.
The governor, in the letter written on his behalf by Chief Wole Olanipekun, (SAN) said he remained the governor until he exhausts his right of appeal.
He reminded the commission that he had an unimpaired and unfettered constitutional right to appeal against the judgment of the court of appeal at the Supreme Court, under and by virtue of section 233(2)(e)(iv) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Daily Trust

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