Tag: Abia state

Political Logjam: Nigerian Governors Forum Warn Against Disturbing The Peace In Abia State

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said the 36 state governors in the country are worried about the political logjam in Abia, and are working behind the scene to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order in the state. Speaking Sunday when[Read More…]

“I’ve Not Absconded From Duty Post” – Abia State Chief Judge Says

Abia State Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzoamaka Uzokwe, on Sunday, described as untrue the allegation that she has absconded from duty to avoid the anticipated inauguration of Uche Ogah as governor. She said that contrary to insinuations, she was in her office throughout work time on Thursday[Read More…]

Abia Crisis: Contrary To INEC Claims, Attorney-General Says Commission Was Served Notice of Appeal

Contrary to claims by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that they did not receive any Notice of Appeal from Governor Okezie Ikpeazu or an injunction stopping the Commission from issuing a Certificate of Return to Dr. Uche Ogah, the Attorney General of Abia State, Mr. Umeh Kalu, has said[Read More…]

Governor Ikpeazu Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays As Battle For Abia Begins

Governor Okejie Ikpeazu of Abia State has declared Friday and Monday public holidays. The administration said the public holidays were to honour Chief Ojo Maduekwe, who died on Wednesday. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had ordered that Ogah should be sworn in was “a rape of democracy.” The court, presided[Read More…]

PDP Vows To Resist Ogah’s Inauguration As Abia State Governor

The Abia chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it will resist any attempt to inaugurate, Dr. Uche Ogah, as the new governor of the state. The party made the resolution and declaration at end of its emergency meeting in Umuahia on Thursday. The state Chairman of[Read More…]

Confusion: Two Governors In Abia State As INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Uche Ogah [Photos]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued the Certificate of Return to Mr Uche Ogah as the Governor of Abia State. INEC’s Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, says this follows an order by the Abuja Federal High Court mandating INEC to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche[Read More…]

“I Remain Abia State Governor”– Okezie Ikpeazu Heads To Appeal Court

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has called on Abians not to panic, but “remain calm” over the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered in favor of Mr. Uche Ogah against him, in the case of alleged falsification of tax receipts. Governor[Read More…]

Breaking: Justice Okon Abang Orders Governor Ikpeazu Of Abia State To Vacate Office Immediately

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately for submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. Punch Newspaper reports that Justice Okon Abang in a judgment on Monday ordered the[Read More…]

Nyesom Wike Congratulates Akwa Ibom And Abia Governors Over Supreme Court Ruling

Governor Nyesom Wike Rivers State has described the validation of the elections of Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State as the consolidation of the will of the people through the judicial process. In a congratulatory message, Wednesday night, after the affirmation of their elections,[Read More…]

PDP Wins Abia, As Supreme Court Upholds Ikpeazu’s Election

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday night, affirmed the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, voided the verdict of the Owerri Division of the Court[Read More…]