Swear in Ogah as Abia governor, lawyer tells AGF, IGP

Samson Ogah

Samson Ogah

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, Mr Ubani Monday Onyekachi has called on the Attorney-General of the Federation, Inspector-General of Police and the Chief Judge of Abia State to put measures in place for the swearing-in of Dr. Uchechukwu Samson Ogah as Governor of Abia State.

In a statement on Sunday, Ubani, who is also the Legal Adviser to Uche Ogah, said that in the light of last week’s development wherein Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja refused to reverse his earlier order sacking Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Ogah remained the Governor of Abia State.

Ubani also dismissed as inconsequential the Federal High Court, Owerri, judgment which cleared Dr. Ikpeazu of forgery allegation brought against him by Sir FN Nwosu, saying that Ogah’s contention against Ikpeazu at the Federal High Court, Abuja is falsification of facts and not forgery.

“Two things or decisions took place on 8 July, 2016 at both Federal High Courts in Owerri and Abuja that require some clarifications to all and sundry. Sir F.N Nwosu, a fellow contestant in the primary election of PDP in December 2014 also took Dr Okezie Ikpeazu to court on the same tax issue, but in his own case he made allegation of forgery against Dr Ikpeazu contrary to S182(j) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“His contention was that since Dr Ikpeazu was not qualified to run for the primary election because of the alleged forgery of his tax papers, he who came joint fourth(with 5 votes) should be declared the governor of the state as he and only Dr Ikpeazu signed the result sheet. On why he should be preferred against Dr Ogah who came second in the primaries, Nwosu argued strenuously that Dr Ogah and other contestants did not sign the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper