Governor Okezie Ikpeazu reacts as Supreme Court affirms his election victory

Okezie Ikpeazu Jubilating

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu dismissing the appeal of Mr Alex Otti challenging the election.

At the onset of proceeding on Wednesday, counsel to Mr. Alex Orti and APGA Mr. Lateef Fagbemi adopted his processes.

According to him, claims by the Appellate Court that the documents tendered at the tribunal were dumped on the court should be set aside.

Mr. Fagbemi argued that the findings by the Appellate Court that the documents tendered were not true certified document was also an error because the issue of proper certification did not arise.

He added that there must be respect for the rule of law and the required procedure.

In the final analysis, he asked the court to allow the appeal and set aside the position of the Appellate Court and order a fresh election.

On their part counsels to INEC and IKpeazu, Zakawanu Garba and Wole Olanipekun asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal.

According to them the appellant came third and wants to usurp.

Judgment was stood down briefly but on reconvening, the court reached an agreement that the governor’s election remains valid.