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Tribunal ruling on Abia guber questionable, unacceptable —Alex Otti



The Abia State All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate, in the 2019 election, Alex Otti has kicked against the tribunal ruling on his petition against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s victory.

A three-man panel of the tribunal, led by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, had on Friday dismissed Otti’s petition and affirmed Ikpeazu as the duly elected governor of Abia State.

But responding in a statement on Saturday, the APGA candidate said the judgment was questionable and unacceptable.

The statement was issued by his Media Assistant, Ferdinand Ekeoma.

It reads, “The governorship tribunal sitting in Umuahia dismissed the petition filed by Dr. Alex Otti and APGA challenging the wrongful election of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on the grounds that we didn’t prove our case of over voting and non-compliance with INEC guidelines which formed the basis of our petition.

“We shall make our official position clear in the next few hours, but in the meantime, we state that the very unpopular and questionable judgement is unacceptable to us as it represents miscarriage of justice in many facets.

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“We, therefore, urge our supporters and millions of progressive Abians who obviously were disappointed with the outcome of the judgement to remain calm strong, and peaceful even as they wait for our official position which shall be made clear by Dr. Alex Otti, OFR”.

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