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Abia Guber Elections 2015: A Plea For Justice For Dr. Ikpeazu

By George Ugbegua

THEO NKIRE & CO

Legal Practitioners

April 14, 2015.

The Chairman

Independent National Electoral Commission

Abuja.

Dear Sir,

We act as Solicitors to Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the PDP candidate in the gubernatorial elections held in Abia State on the 11th day of April 2015 and it is on his instructions and in his behalf that we now write.

It is our instruction that we most respectfully appeal that you use your good offices to intervene, investigate and reverse the unjust decision to declare the just concluded Abia State Gubernatorial election inconclusive which decision was made by the Abia State Returning Officer, Prof. V. C. Ozumba and Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Selina Okoh (hereinafter: Abia RO and REC respectively).

This decision is without any lawful justification since the election threw up a clear winner in the person of Dr. Ikpeazu. The decision has thrown the State into a state of unrest and it is getting more and more difficult to control the youths as the days go by. Only an immediate declaration of Dr. Ikpeazu as the clear winner of that election will restore peace and stability to Abia State and credibility to the electoral process and to INEC.

It is on record that three days after the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections in Abia State, the Abia RO and the REC have mischievously refused and failed to formally declare our client, Dr.Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, the winner of that election citing one unjustifiable excuse after another for the delay.

The State RO, initially and without powers from any known law, purported to cancel election results collated from four Local Government Areas – two of which (Obingwa and Osisioma) have some of the highest number of registered voters in Abia State; and they also account for the highest number of votes recorded in the elections. It is instructive that these Local Governments are our client's home base. Why did the Abia RO who is supposed to be an impartial umpire in the electoral process attempt to deprive Dr. Ikpeazu of votes from his home base, including his own vote?

Following protests from various parts of the State and sensing real danger to the internal security of the State, the Abia RO quickly reversed himself and released the election results for the said local government areas. After he reversed himself, the Abia RO cited non-existent disruption of collation by persons unknown, among other flimsy excuses. Interestingly, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) who personally monitored the elections in the State had told both the print and electronic media (including Channels and CNN) that the elections in Abia State were peaceful, free and fair.

From the results collated from the 17 Local Government Areas of the State, our client is leading his closest rival, Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) with more than 83,000 votes. Surprisingly, two days after collation was concluded and after their earlier move to cancel the election had failed, the Abia RO and REC, citing non-existent acts of violence and non-compliance with electoral laws, announced the cancellation of results from a number of specified electoral units spread over some eight local government areas and with registered voters totalling some 177,000 votes altogether.

They therefore had found reason to declare the Abia State Gubernatorial election inconclusive under the pretext that our client's lead of over 83,000 votes was less than the total number of registered voters in the areas where the results were allegedly cancelled. The simple reason for doing this is to give an undue advantage to their preferred candidate, Alex Otti of APGA and to deny our client of his victory.

It will be recalled that on 13/4/15, after the declaration of results from each of the 17 LGAs in Abia State which showed that our client had clearly won the election by over 83,000 votes, the REC declared a recess and directed that the stage be prepared for the final declaration of the winner and return of our client. Curiously, for over five hours, the REC and RO were nowhere to be found.

Unknown to our clients, they were using the recess to perfect their plan to manipulate the results and to pander to the offers and needs of Alex Otti. While this delay was on, Alex Otti, who could not hide his joy at the apparent success of his arrangements with the Abia REC and RO quickly took to his Facebook page to post that his supporters should expect some breaking news.

Soon after Otti's facebook announcement, the Abia REC and RO emerged, only to declare the elections inconclusive and to purport to order supplementary elections in a number of specified PUs carefully selected to favour Alex Otti and to deny our client of the joy of his victory. This was Otti's breaking news, indeed.

It will be recalled that the House of Assembly elections were held at the same place and time with the gubernatorial elections. The results for the House of Assembly elections in all those areas where supplementary elections for the Governorship election have been ordered were announced and the winners duly returned without any cancellation or supplementary election. One therefore wonders why the results of the House of Assembly elections from the areas where our client's elections were cancelled remain valid.

The question that now arises is: is it within the powers of the State RO to cancel results which have been announced by the presiding Officer at the PUs, Ward Collation Officer at the Ward Collation Centre and the EO at the LG Collation Centre in accordance with Sections 27 and 63 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), as well as Paragraphs 28, 29, 30 and 31 of the Approved Guidelines and Regulations for the Conduct of the 2015 Elections when there were no complaints or protests by anyone whosoever at those three levels of the process. See particularly Sections 65 – 68 of the Electoral Act.



S. 68 (1) of the Electoral Act, on the powers of the Returning Officer has received judicial interpretation. In NWOKOLO VS UBOH (2012) 17 NWLR (Pt 1330) 604, the Court of Appeal held that a returning officer does not have the power to declare an election inconclusive. The court said: style="margin-left:36.0pt">''The election having been held in Ika North-East L.G.A as borne out by the evidence led, it was for the returning officer to have declared the result of the election by deciding on the scores of the candidates under section 68(1) of the Electoral Act leaving an aggravated party with his options under the Act and not for him to declare the election inconclusive. He had no power to do so. His action was therefore, ultra vires and void. ''per Nwosu-Iheme J.C.A at page 611 paragraph D to F.

At page 612 paragraphs A-B, His lordship finally stated, style="margin-left:36.0pt">''A returning officer should, therefore not act capriciously or contrary to the Law governing the conduct of an election for which the 3rd respondent is responsible and expect to wallow in such capriciousness and illegality"

See also the decisions in:

1. INEC v.Abubakar[2009] 8 NWLR (Pt 1142)259 at 289-290.

2. Mark v. Abubakar [2009] 2 NWLR (Pt 1124)79.

In the circumstance, we have our client's instruction to protest against the decision of the Abia State RO and REC and to pray that you reverse the said decision on the following grounds:

  1. The Abia RO acted beyond his powers in the cancellation of results of selected Polling units/wards which had been announced by him and also announced at the three levels of PUs, Ward Collation Centre and LG Collation Centres without reference to reports from the Returning officers and the Security agencies posted to the units and centres on election duty and in our (Abia's case) led by a respected Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police.
  2. As against the erroneous premise upon which the Abia REC based his conclusion that the governorship election in Abia State was inconclusive,
  1. The DIG reported a violent-free election in Abia State, which he personally monitored. The State RO acted 3 days after based on personal interest, mischief, or immense pressure from the opposition party and jaundiced social media.
  2. There is no report of violence or disruption of election in relevant INEC Forms by any Returning Officer in any part of Abia State.
  3. There were no marks of or endorsement of rejection as required by section 67(1) of the Electoral Act


  1. The State RO acted beyond his powers under the Electoral Act when he cancelled results already collated, announced and declared at three of the four stages in a governorship election process under section 27(1) of the Electoral Act - by the Presiding officer at the Polling units, Ward Collation Officer at the Ward Collation Centres and the Local Government Collation Officer at the Local Government Collation Centres, before the exercise at the State Collation, without due consideration for the Rules and in the absence of any relevant reports from Security agencies and other officers.


  1. The Abia RO lacked capacity to selectively cancel gubernatorial election results in the affected Units and Wards when the election results for the Abia House of Assembly conducted at the same time and date (and with ballots cast in the same ballot box as those for the governorship election) in those Units and Wards have been declared and accepted as free and fair by all the parties to the election.


  1. Only an Election Tribunal duly constituted under the law can rightfully declare whether or not an election has been conducted in accordance with the Electoral Act.


  1. The Abia RO is biased in favour of the opposition. There is no doubt the REC and RO were bought over by the opposition candidate and are therefore biased in his favour; otherwise why would the House of Assembly election results from the areas where supplementary elections have now been purportedly ordered not be affected by the same vice complained of by the REC. The Collation Officer for Obingwa LGA, Mr. David Nwanjuole openly and publicly testified in the presence of all present that the opposition offered him N50 million and he refused. There is no doubt that the Obingwa CO could not have been the only one approached. We have this testimony on a video tape and will be willing to make the tape available upon request. There is no doubt that the Obingwa CO's refusal to accept the inducement may have been the reason no voting unit was cancelled in Obingwa.


  1. It is no doubt obvious that when the plan to use the EOs to cancel the elections in the four selected local governments failed, the REC and RO decided to take the precipitate action of ordering supplementary elections in a specified number of units carefully selected to deny our client of his well earned victory.


  1. Alex Otti, the APGA gubernatorial candidate is alleged to be a first cousin to the said Abia REC. It is in the public dormain that the said Alex Otti had boasted that he had used his connections to effect the REC's transfer from Imo State to Abia State. If this is true, it is against the principles of natural justice that she should ever have been the REC for Abia or continue to be the REC in the light of the havoc she has caused. We invite you, Mr. Chairman to investigate these allegations.


  1. In the circumstance, it is our instruction to demand the immediate removal of the REC, Prof. Selina Okoh and the RO, Prof. Ozumba from Abia State. There is no doubt that these officers have compromised their position as election umpires in the Abia State governorship elections 2015.


It is therefore our humble petition that you be gracious enough to intervene in the matter by taking immediate steps to reverse the decision of the RO and REC and declare our client, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, winner of the gubernatorial elections conducted in Abia State by INEC on Saturday the 11th day of April 2015.

Yours faithfully,

Chief Theo Nkire

Your Comment
 
 
 

James | 4/16/2015 6:06:00 PM
I believe Abia people have spoken. INEC should listen to the plea of the people and declare the right winner. This is democracy.
JUDGE | 4/16/2015 7:06:00 PM
THE CONTENTS AND INTENT OF THIS LETTER ARE ALL LIES AND FABRICATED. ALEX OTTI WON THE ELECTION IF INEC INCORRUPTIBLY DECLARE.
JUDGE | 4/16/2015 7:07:00 PM
THE CONTENTS AND INTENT OF THIS LETTER ARE ALL LIES AND FABRICATED. ALEX OTTI WON THE ELECTION IF INEC INCORRUPTIBLY DECLARE.
Timon | 4/16/2015 7:25:00 PM
The terrible lies cooked up here and garnished is so horrible that I can't read into it. Ikpeazu failed woefully in the Abia 11th April election. All these figures are fabricated and padded up. In my polling unit alone APGA got 130, APC got 15 and PDP got 12 and it was so in almost all LGAs in Abia. God who dwells in heaven and sees the wicked lies and secrete evils of PDP criminals in Abia will surely expose and give them failure which they deserve.
jessy | 4/16/2015 8:12:00 PM
Otti we know and no body else,PDP ergo defense mechanism(denial).What a cooked up lie,fear not cus in no distant tym otti of all people will do dat which have never being done in abia.Abia must be better whether PDP likes it or not.DR ALEX OTTI for real.Ride on papa fight for your vote and for your people the Lord is ur strength.
jessy | 4/16/2015 8:15:00 PM
Otti we know and no body else,PDP ergo defense mechanism(denial).Jst accept that ur so called pdp have loosed in all ranification in abia state.What a cooked up lie,fear not cus in no distant tym otti of all people will do dat which have never being done in abia.Abia must be better whether PDP likes it or not.DR ALEX OTTI for real.Ride on papa fight for your vote and for your people the Lord is ur strength.
prinzek | 4/18/2015 6:17:00 AM
speak correct English cos this is a public notice
Tempe | 4/16/2015 9:04:00 PM
Please sir okezie ikpeazu won d election outrightly with d difference of 83,000 and should be declared winner with immidiate effect with no fear or favour
Emekanu | 4/16/2015 9:31:00 PM
I am quite aware Okezie won the election judging by the initial results released. I am wondering how Otti would win an election in Abia with a God father like Uzo Kalu
Steve O. | 4/16/2015 9:53:00 PM
De Theo, before you write what you claim to have been told to write, are you aware of the snatching of balot boxes (esp. those of governorship) by thugs suspected to be hired by PDP. The suspicion is justified by T. A. Orji's jubilation and declaration a day later that the election was free, fair and without violence. Bro, if you fight as a lawyer who should get paid for his legal work, don't fight the people' mandate! Sampled opinion shows that nine out of every ten Abian favours ALEX OTTI to save Abia from the chain of thieving governors. If PDP is confident it should not fear a rerun of the elections.
Bright | 4/16/2015 9:58:00 PM
I dont believe in talking too much enough is enough in this state. God have taken his state expect change
iyke | 4/16/2015 10:24:00 PM
am sorry for ta nd abia pdp. otti is d right man and people 's choice. he is d winner.
austine nwadinma j | 4/16/2015 10:29:00 PM
Dr alex won the election i dnt see the reason why okezie should be declare winner pls inec Dr alex deserve it nd he is the peoples choice pls let us practise democracy
joy | 4/16/2015 10:39:00 PM
You not serious fake lawyer. Dr Alex otti is people choice. Hw much do them paid you
kay kay | 4/16/2015 10:47:00 PM
U guys sud never think abians are st*p*d... people can't be f**ls for ever. after putting dis state in bondage, TA wants to bring out his remote controlled Ikpeazu as d next governor... God will shock you all...it is not buy writing long jargon ... let's keep watching until d end
SAINTPRINCE | 4/17/2015 12:14:00 AM
T.A all i have to tell you is that there is God o. and for you Mr. lawyer dnt place course upon your linage by standing againt justice all because you were asked to or paid although behind you concience your nt realy for ikpeazu or are you?. listen the citizens in abia says its enough and God said touch not my anoited and do my prophets no harm. Mr lawyer dont be the judas of our Generation let me tell you i voted for otti but not because i new him but because i want a change, because i dont want to be the last again and every good citizen of abia did likewise so lets leave all these political jagons and face the fact that otti won the election. T.A. your time is up. and to you abians i say Goodmorning for waking up now.
okorie | 4/17/2015 2:56:00 AM
Shameless f**ls pdp, corrupt illegal practitioner, nothing will stop God from dealing with all of u starting from d head f**l 4 Eva t.a orji to d least whose support is to enclose d victory of God sent redeemer Dr. Alex Otti. Hear dis well t.a nothing will stop u from going back to were u came from, that's from prison to governor and governor back to prison. That immunity ur looking for will never come. God punish all of Una. Otti ride on jooooor ur uncountable fans are strongly beside u n also interceding for u.
Charles | 4/17/2015 3:13:00 AM
Woe & shame to "U" who thinks you'll always have your way in evil. D truth will always prevail. If PDP claim they won,why are they afraid of re-run election?It's just obvious that NEMESIS has finally catch up with PDP in Abia.it's only a f**l that will believe the "cock am by" stories by the cheap charge & bail lawyers above! God bless Abia.
prince | 4/17/2015 6:23:00 AM
we are all law abiding citizens including the president himself, Therefore we follow a due process. You can say that Alex otti is your choice and never d people's choice. The people has made their choice with a difference of 83,000 votes and above. Why do you think that Otti would win ikpeazu even in his L.G? I used to like otti but by his recent acts I have hated him bcos he refused to accept defeat even when he failed, which means he lacks qualities of good leadership, he is portraying himself as man of voilence. Otti's reputation is in question. bcoz of otti's selfishness, he wants to break d law by his protest to turn d law upside down. If president Goodluck Jonathan who is on power could accept defeat then why won't otti allow peace to prevail? If u are against ikpeazu's victory even in his own L.G and hometown, may you be deprived of your right in your hometown. Justice shall prevail. To God be the glory
nutral man | 4/17/2015 8:12:00 AM
pdp or apga.ikpeazu or otti.all i know is let d people choice prevai.and judging by wat av seen so far the people choice is apga and not pdp.and ta orji make things more worst by going 2 inec office by dis act he fear defeat which which wil eventualy come 2him
Olu Abia | 4/17/2015 10:26:00 AM
If pdp is truely winning in Abia state they wouldn't have been so affraid of re-running the elections. The game is over. The first time the ruling pdp is fighting the state Inec?, wonderful. Tryin to command Prof.Jaga to declare them winner? Interesting. Let's avoid rigging and re-run the elections, the true winner will emerge.
Iceking | 4/17/2015 10:51:00 AM
We tnk God for Dr Okeize PDP come rain come sun he is our re-elected governor we dnt no u Alex otiti
Charles | 4/17/2015 11:22:00 AM
Woe & shame to "U" who thinks you'll always have your way in evil. D truth will always prevail. If PDP claim they won,why are they afraid of re-run election?It's just obvious that NEMESIS has finally catch up with PDP in Abia.it's only a f**l that will believe the "cock & bu" stories by the cheap charge & bail lawyers above! Anyway,your name is Theo(Theodor) I gues,maybe T.A owns the law firm...Justice must prevail come 25th Apri. God bless Abia.
Jenny | 4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
If Its Apga Dat Have Gotten D Highest Votes Won't They Hav Declared Otti D Winner Now Its Ikpeazu N Dey Want 2 Rob Him.It Is Not Mandatory That He Must Behave Like His Godfather.Inec Shud Do Wat Is Gud In D Sight Of God N In D Sight Of Man.
ben | 4/17/2015 11:26:00 AM
It is disheartening to read the lies that proceeded from the mouth of a lawyer. I wonder how much he was paid to tell such lies even against his concience. The election was fill with malpractices: snatching of ballot boxes, beating up of otti supporters at polling units, stuffing in of fake ballot papers, etc, even as testified by an external observer and witnessed by me and others. The truth is, God has heard the cry of abians. Time for change has come and people whose hands are guilty will soon face the music. A reasonable man will take sample of peopla's opinion before drawing conclusion...otti is obviously the people's choice.
ijay | 4/17/2015 1:12:00 PM
God will surely punish alll that are supporting this lies because they know the truth but trying to cover it up. Apga is all we know. Even in my own polling unit their was no election due to the fake result sheets that was brought to us. Both the co and the rec should be removed. Apga is all we know.
ifydomain | 4/17/2015 1:33:00 PM
T. A Orji and Okezie Ikeazu knows the truth, and that truth is Abians are fabeup with their huge lies and criminal acks. And also know this TA, that this case has already been handed over to God and you can try but you can't win God, because he catches the wise in their crafteness. So you better surrender and accept defeat as president Goodluck did. Dr Alex Otti God is with you and will never let u down because you respects God and he will see you through.
GC | 4/17/2015 2:10:00 PM
I wonder why you people are showing this level of hatred against the Ukwa Ngwa people in this state. let truth be told who among you will enjoy the voiding of polls if if your candidate won &yet HA polls in same PUs were announced what is good for the geese is equally good for the gander both Otti &Ikpeazu have never been in power before so both represent change, both were from PDP before the election none of them is an Angel but one thing is certain for the past 16years the old Bende people have ruled Abia and we have nothing to show for their reign T.A covered the evil of OUK today ouk is a saint in Abia but we all know the truth The change we need most in Abia is for power to leave the hands of the none performing Old Bende and come to UKWA NGWA Dr Okezie is the new face of Abia
IKENNA EHIOGU | 4/17/2015 3:33:00 PM
Wether they like it or not Ikpeazu must emerge as govnr abia state.
Baba | 4/17/2015 4:42:00 PM
I hear u all,jus 2judge it here how many ppl supportd ikpazu count ppl dat stand on dr alex i no ikpazu and ta dis is der last fight Alex is d actor,actor no d die4film
Baba | 4/17/2015 4:42:00 PM
I hear u all,jus 2judge it here how many ppl supportd ikpazu count ppl dat stand on dr alex i no ikpazu and ta dis is der last fight Alex is d actor,actor no d die4film
morganthau | 4/17/2015 7:46:00 PM
It is incredibly callous dat a right thinking mortal would agree to share a bloody loot of billions of Abia civil servants' salary arears of many months with a dying malignant t.a. orji/pdp led administration,all in d name of legal practitioner.Well,Otti may not have any egocentric itinerant lawyers to answer ur crystal_clear spurious charges in favour of ur client,but he has hundreds of thousands of Abia electorate ever solidly behind him to see dat genuine change is justifiably brought to the masses who have long been subjected to unimaginable dehumanising conditions.It would rather do more justice to d people if fresh election is organised in d 17 LGAs of Abia state than in selected ones.Everybody unfortunately witnessed pdp's campaigns of intimidation,brigandage . & violence all in a bid to create confusion sufficient to steal people's mandate from them.It was an orchestrated strategy intended to make mockery of Abia people who yearn 4 change & believe dat the change could definitely come tru d ballot box.Pls prof Jega ,Abia people need fresh governorship election dat is truly independent of political, security & financial manouvres against majority will.
Eze Ufere | 4/17/2015 7:53:00 PM
In the first place, i must hav to express my sincere thankz to all supporters of Alex Otti. Ur supportive move and courageous efforts is actually changing things in abia state. For u okom Nkireh, i will only tell u that the evil men do forever live with them. We must embrace the change and the change is Dr Alex Otti. Let us not relent in our. Abia must be liberated.
Joy | 4/17/2015 8:04:00 PM
I hear you all,but God must sheoly sent us free,ikpeazu you beter go and sitdoun cos,T.A is going to abondon you soon, otti is our choice and God choosing one,
Godswill | 4/17/2015 11:59:00 PM
This is a cooked lie,Alex Otti is the people's choice and it was him that Abians voted for.t.a orji and his cohorts are trying to rig the election in favor of PDP,please Inec should look into it very well and find out that Otti won the election and declare him WINNER...
Kenneth Chimezie | 4/18/2015 12:11:00 AM
In my ward, ward 9 unit 24, Okezie of PDP got only 16 votes while Alex Otti of APGA got 194 votes. I was stunned, appalled when I heared that rubb**h Abia PDP was leading. God will judge all those behind this result manipulations. Alex Otti is our man. God take control Your children are crying for a new Abia.
u.k.m | 4/18/2015 1:04:00 AM
it is funny seriously the way things are going on in this state, I was bone brought up in this state, I think is better we go back to military regime than to continue with this people of know human feelings in God I trust
u.k.m | 4/18/2015 1:08:00 AM
it is funny seriously the way things are going on in this state, I was bone brought up in this state, I think is better we go back to military regime than to continue with this people of know human feelings in God I trust
uchenna item | 4/18/2015 1:52:00 AM
we used our PVCs wisely we needed a change and we voted for s change. guess who da change was????? Dr. Alec Otti. ezigbo nwa ana amuru oha ndi Abia for a better Abians........ thank God da change has come.
prinzek | 4/18/2015 6:14:00 AM
some are saying that Otti won in their unit, but if I may ask "is ur unit d whole abia state? likewise ikpeazu of PDP got 189 votes in my unit while Otti of apga got 16 votes.Orji kalu is d god father of Otti and it is this two ppl that embezzled abia's money during Orji Kalu's regime, ikpeazu is d people's choice
Ifydomain | 4/18/2015 6:48:00 AM
Am surprice even the way Abians PDP people take this Governorship election to be. Imagine PDP Ngwa man making a general announcement to people not to come out to vote if they are not voting PDP. Then i ask, is this a do or die affair? TA why do you want to bury Abia state, Abians are crying everyday nothing is moving yet you block your ears to make sure you seal up ur deal. But remember if there's God he will judge you. Dr Alex Otti God is with you. The Egyptians you see yesterday, you shall see them nomore. Victory is yours
sigilima | 4/18/2015 3:30:00 PM
It's quite unfortunate the way events are unfolding in Abia state. Where were these number of voters during presidential elections? The number of votes between ikpeazu and oti far exceeds the number of accredited voters in abia state during presidential elections. Surprisingly we are still talking about another 177,000 eligible voters left. Maybe at the end abia state will have 650,000 votes. Same state that produced just 442,000 accredited voters during presidential elections. Is so laughable. A tribunal will help solve the mystery to a large extent.
onyeka | 4/18/2015 4:41:00 PM
i voted for Alex otti, in my ward st eugine APGA 203 PDP 18 APC 5
GC | 4/18/2015 5:21:00 PM
It is a battle for the soul of Abia God will never allow our sufferings to continue in this state for 8 years OUK though a money bag looted Abia with Dr Otti was is his accomplice He OUK single handedly planted TA who has surpassed him in all ramifications as a bad leader again Otti was his accomplice Evil has Expiry Date an end must come to the wicked reign of old Bende in Abia God will give victory to a true son of Ukwa Ngwa Dr Ikpeazu will win for God looks at the Heart but men look at air craft owners Be warned not all that glitters is goid Dangote continues to help his pple without any political office THIS IS THE TIME For NGWA LAND NOTHING WILL STOP IKPEAZU
chuks | 4/18/2015 6:35:00 PM
Aba is a bad city today bcos of strangers. Strangers are ruling with mouth and at d same time time spoiling aba. Am not from abia but some ppl hate d owners of d land which they feed on, I don't support bad, I will say that its Orji uzor kalu who brought out alex otti that spoilt abia state an also put t.a Orji, umuahia and otti's town is well developed by the past governors, now aba man has won to help better life in aba, ikpeazu is d people's choice. Buhari won with a free n fair election and so has other governors been elected free n fair,
Richard | 4/18/2015 6:58:00 PM
what otti is doing is just tarnishing his image in abia state, d otti is used to know whould have one day be d governor in view years to com, just as buhari tried several times and won at d fourth trial, otti would have accepted d election with smiles n be a better man tomorrow,
innosson | 4/18/2015 7:18:00 PM
ikpeazu is my choice and Otti may be your choice, but over 83,000 thousand outstanding has really decorated the true people's choice. Am not from abia but such nonsense can never happen in anambara, otti thinks he has got money to intimidate people but he is just a poor man
ogbuawa | 4/18/2015 7:37:00 PM
whether ikpeazu or Otti, my business will not be affected in aba, the best we should do is to avoid violence in abia(aba). If inec has announced d result then y not declare d winner let peace reign
Agbara | 4/18/2015 9:46:00 PM
Y wuld anyone tink dat by anointing a puppet he culd do more than hs godfada in Aba. Ds is a man who has served hs master 4 nearly 8rs & wasn't able to change the sorry state of Aba. Ok,if Aba was dat important to dem,they would hv done sometin to convince ppl dat Aba shall luk beta if d puppet is elected. 4 everybody weda u r 4rm Abia or not,d trut must be told.If ikpeazu had come out on hs own or if our felo ngwa ppl had chosen him,he wuld hv been d best choice of Abia ppl.D fact is dat anyone associated wit t.a.orji 'll alwz be ill_perceived by d masses who hv seen hell in Abia. 4 Otti,nobody heard anytin about him wen orji uzo was in powa.D talk about him now wit orji uzo is all of politis to damage hs reputatn.He shuld hv of course contested unda PPA bana.Anyway whoeva shuld be d next Abia govno shuld hv notin in comon wit t.a.orji who is most detested by Abia ppl.
CHI | 4/19/2015 7:16:00 AM
FAKE LAWYER
Elder Honest Ezekiel | 4/19/2015 10:08:00 PM
we people of Abia pls let us stop chritisizein oursefs lets pray dat d will of God wil happen, only God knows d right person to chose k ,whom ever d lord has chosein is d right person,our God whom we are worshipin is a true God ,He knows what man wil be from d day He created him dats al my people.
KC | 4/20/2015 5:48:00 PM
TA Orji is headed for jail where he came from. If I were Ikpeazu, I would dissociate myself from him and his many curses. Alex Otti's mandate cannot be stolen. People needed him and voted him. my advice to Ukwa/Ngwa people is to bury sentiments and tribalism. Abia needs to be redeemed now, and Ikpeazu as long I know is not capable. He is not what we need now. Besides he knows it cleary that he didn't and cannot win that re-run election come 25th April. He [Ikpeazu] need more self-development and character molding. Abia is too big to try him out.
FRANK | 4/21/2015 11:16:00 PM
PDP TIME IS OVER MR LAWYER READ ECCLESIATES 12;13&14 WE NED CHANGE GOD IS WATCHING
TRUTHMAN | 4/22/2015 12:10:00 AM
PDP MEMBERS PLS READ THIS "PDP LACKS LEGITIMACY" IN NEWS24 NIG .CITED WOLE SOYINKA & OTHERS
TRUTHMAN | 4/22/2015 12:10:00 AM
PDP MEMBERS PLS READ THIS "PDP LACKS LEGITIMACY" IN NEWS24 NIG .CITED WOLE SOYINKA & OTHERS