Abia guber: Ikpeazu defeats Otti at Supreme Court …as apex court upholds Udom as Akwa Ibom governor

By The Citizen

The Supreme Court has also unanimously upturned the judgement of Court of Appeal which sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

The Court affirmed the election of Ikpeazu as it ruled that his appeal against the judgment of the lower court has merit.

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal judgment upturned the declaration of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the April 2015 election.

The appellate court said Otti, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored the highest number of lawful votes cast at the election and should be sworn in.

The court of appeal which sat at Owerri on December 31, 2015 declared Otti the winner.

The Supreme Court also Wednesday upheld the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, overturning the verdicts of the Election tribunal and the Appeal court that nullified the election.

By the verdict given a few moments ago, Chief Umana Okon Umana of the APC has finally lost the titanic battle to call the PDP governor back to the field for a rerun of the 11 April governorship election.