Appeal Court reverses Ikpeazu’s sack
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the sack of Abia State Governor, Victor Okezie Ikpeazu by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja had in two judgments on June 27 this year, on suits by Sampson Ogah and Obasi Ekeagbala, voided Ikpeazu’s election on the ground that he made false claims in his tax documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In six separate judgments Thursday, a five-man bench of the Court of Appeal, led by Justice Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju set aside the two judgments by Justice Abang on the grounds that his findings and conclusions were wrong.
The appellate court reversed all the orders he made, including Ikpeazu’s sack and the issuance of Certificate of Return to Ogah by INEC.