The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Abia state governor, Okozie Ikpeazu. NAIJ.com recalls that the supreme court had reserved ruling on applications relating to the Abia State governorship tussle for May 12.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the winning candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the April 11 Abia state governorship election and the April 25 supplementary election.
A businessman, Samson Ogah, had approached the Supreme Court to challenge the August 18, 2016 ruling of the Appeal Court. The appellate court reversed a previous judgement by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court that declared Mr. Ogah the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2015 governorship election, instead of Okezie Ikpeazu who ran and won the election.
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