….installed Uche Ogah
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately for submitting false information to his party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014.
Justice Okon Abang in a judgment ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary.
The court held that Mr. Ikpeazu was guilty of tax evasion and was therefore unqualified to have contested the 2015 governorship election in the state.
The court also ordered the governor to vacate office immediately.
Mr. Ikpeazu is yet to comment on the judgment.