Gov Ikpeazu’s Victory at the Supreme Court: Abians react
By Titus Agbo
Frontline politicians in Abia have been reacting to the Supreme Court’s re-affirmation of the earlier judgement of the Appeal Court on the Governorship pre-election tussle between Samson Ogah and Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.
Notable among them are the Chairman of the South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa and a former member of the House of Representatives and the current commissioner for Agriculture in Abia State, Chief Uzo Azubuike.
Senator Abaribe in his reaction to the judgment said, “l totally agree with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)that the matter was frivolous.”
“The appellant had no case in the first instance” he noted adding that “the judgment has affirmed the desired equity and justice that we have always fought for in Abia and Nigeria.
“I congratulate all Abians who stood in solidarity with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu throughout the turbulent period” he further emphasized.
In his own reaction, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa described the judgment this way, “Great as we give all glory to the Almighty God. It’s victory for Abians and victory for democracy.”
He said the Governor Okezie can now continue his developmental strides as all hands must be on deck to develop Abia.
Also commenting on the victory at the Supreme Court, a former member of the House of Representatives and the current Commissioner for Agriculture in Abia State, Honourable Uzo Azubuike said, “we thank God. The Supreme Court judgment has put paid to all distractions. We can now mobilize Abians as one people to move the state forward.”
He noted that “Governor Ikpeazu in his character will not hold any grudge against anybody and we expect the opposition to come and join hands with him for the good of our people.”
Equally speaking with the Oracle Today correspondent, a member of the legal team to the Governor, Barrister Chukwuemeka Kanu noted that the judgment was good for democracy and good for the image of the country.
He said although it was difficult to predict the mind of the Lordships but he knew the legal team had a good case from the onset adding that he thanked God that justice prevailed at last.
Barrister Kanu further stated that the Governor could now settle down and deliver to the people of Abia the dividend of democracy they so desired. “And I expect him to rule with the fear God.”
The Governor’s lodge at Asokoro, Abuja was a carnival of some sort as the people danced to the rhythm of the life band to celebrate the victory.