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Friday, 1 July 2016

Abia Governorship Contest:Okezie calls for calm

Okezie Ikpeazu calls for calm insisting that he remains the governor of the state.
Governor Ikpeazu expressed concern over INEC's action despite a notice of appeal and motion for stay of orders made by justice Okon Abang of the federal high court, Abuja.
He issued a statement saying “I have received with concern, report of the purported issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as governor of Abia State, despite dependency of a notice of appeal and motion for stay of the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

“Our laws are clear on this matter. No one may be issued with a certificate of return let alone be sworn in as governor, when there is a subsisting appeal and application for stay.

“I want to appeal to Abians to remain calm and law abiding in the face of this provocation, unless and until the appellant courts have conclusively resolve the appeal, the status remains, "I am still the Governor of Abia State".
According to the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, Ikpeazu has filed an application for stay of execution at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

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