Court removes Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia State

Court removes Okezie Ikpeazu as governor of Abia State

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, ordering the handover of the state mantle of leadership to Uche Ogah who secured second position during PDP’s primary elections in the state. Presiding over the matter, justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to award a certificate of return to Uche Ogah.

Justice Abang ruled that the court has found Ikpeazu to have submitted forged tax return papers to INEC prior to Abia State gubernatorial elections in May 2015.