Here’s contents of the Court Order from Gov. Ikpeazu that Stopped the Swearing-in of Uche Ogah

ADELOVE  present to you the contents of an order filed by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu which restrained his rival, Uche Ogah from being sworn-in as the new Abia state governor.

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It was earlier reported that an Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia, issued an order restraining Uche Ogah from being sworn-in as the new state governor which was as a result of the issuance of a certificate of return on Thursday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following a Federal High Court order on Monday.

In the application filed by the embattled Governor Okezie Ikpeazu against both the issuance of the COR as well as the swearing-in of his rival, Ogah was listed as first defendant; INEC as second defendant, and the chief judge of Abia state as third defendant.

Read below;

“It is hereby ordered: That an order of injunction is hereby made restraining the second defendant from issuing a certificate of return to the first defendant while the claimant remains in office in accordance with section 143 (1) and (2) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice.

“It is further ordered: That the third defendant or any other judge of the court or any judicial officer are hereby restrained from swearing in the first defendant while the claimant remains in office in accordance with section 143 (1) and (2) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice.”

Signed;

  1. H. Ahuchaogu.

Chief Judge.

Also, in a motion of ex-parte order, the court restricted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from issuing a certificate of return to Oga. The order reads:

“An order of injunction restraining the 2nd defendant (INEC) from issuing a certificate of return to the 1st defendant (Ogah) while the claimant (Ikpeazu) remains in office in accordance with section 143 (1) & (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice.

“An order of injunction restraining the 3rd defendant (Chief Judge of Abia State) or any other judge of the court, or any judiciary officer from swearing in the 1st defendant (Ogah) while the claimant (Ikpeazu) remains in office in accordance with section 143 (1) & (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice.”

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7 Comments

  1. The judiciary should please salvage itself, it should not allow our largely self-serving politicians to mess-up that arm of government!

  2. He should pursue his appeal from ouside, this case is not an election matter that must be guided by electoral act, this is a pre election matter which has notified ikpeazu that he didn’t comply to PDP guidline to contest in he first place.

    For every declarative order must be obeyed as held in a supreme court case,

    We are aware that a high court of a state can not stay a matter involving federal govt and it’s agencies eg INEC.

    We should learn to obey court orders to help this democracy. I was in court that day to observe proceedings, I was a very sound judgment for over 4 hours His lordship was reading judgment.

    It was an apt document to read through. It’s a novel case for tax defaulter. Even if it was a gang up or the judge didn’t do justice, can a clean man pay tax on a Saturday?

    Thanks all

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