Embattled Abia state’s Governor Okezie Ikpeazu once again blamed the tension in the state on the Abuja Court ruling, lamenting it was the ambition of one man that has pushed the state into a war against itself.
The effect of the ruling which the governor termed denial of fundamental human right, he said is the confusion that has beclouded the state, where once political friends are now political foes and where the masses leave important things to do to argue who is the authentic governor of the state.
Ikpeazu described the situation as “atomistic,” a moment where the state is at war with itself, resulting into needless tension.
Ikpeazu said this when a “Team of Concerned Lawyers,” visited him, lamenting that the political crisis has made the people of the state apprehensive and confused, all as a result of the “ambition of one man.”
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Describing what is playing out in the state as a coup d’état staged not against him, but the office of the governor, he called on Abia people to remain calm and law abiding.
“The Abuja High Court ruling denied me of the right to exercise my fundamental human right, which is the right of appeal. So, if it was a case of execution, I would have been killed without being given time to exercise my right of appeal before a court of competent jurisdiction, which is against the laws of fundamental human rights,” he said.
The suite before an Abuja Federal High Court, as to whether to set aside the order made by the Abia State High Court, restraining Mr Uche Ogah from being sworn in as governor and whether to void the Certificate of Return issued to Ogah and whether the provisions of Section 143(1) of the Electoral Act applied to the judgment of his court in a pre-election case or not, is fixed for Thursday July 7.
Since Eid-el-Fitr Holiday has been extended to July 7, the confusion in Abia continues until when the court will pick another date for determination of who really is the governor of the state.
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