Governor of Abia state Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that no one has the power to remove him as the Governor of Abia state, boasting his mandate is from God.
He asked his supporters and the people of the state to be calm and sheath their swords to avoid casualties, saying that he’s sure of victory as God is going to fight the battle for him and the state.
This is as he said that the present battle in the state is not against himself but against the office of the governor, which God, who only decide who should be king placed him on.
Ikpeazu said this on Thursday, when a group, Nzuko Ohanaeze Ukwa/Ngwa paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Umuahia, where he assured them that he has made petition to God over the battle and since his mandate is divine; that no man can unseat God’s anointed.
According to him, if the seat of the governor of the state is what money can buy certainly his contender, Uche Ogah would have got it, but since is not, he assured the people that it is only a matter of time and the battle will be over.
“The coup d’état, which some desperate people from within and outside the state planned against the state and which failed to materialise five days ago, has become public knowledge. So, it will never succeed,” he assured the people.
According to the leader of the delegation, Elder Emma Adaelu, they came to assure their governor of their support despite the trials he is going through.
Note that Justice Okon Abang at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja last week, had asked that Ikpeazu vacate his seat as the governor of the state and a Certificate of Return issued to Uche Ogah, who came second in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), primary that saw Ikpeazu emerged the governor of the state, over allegation of submitting forgery tax certificates to the party to contest the primary.
A ruling the governor is challenging at the appeal court.
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