An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday refused to hear the application for stay of execution brought before it by the embattled Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
Justice Okon Abang referred both Ikpeazu and his challenger in the 2014 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries, Dr Uche Ogah to Court of Appeal for resolution.
Recall that the Justice Abang-led court had recently sacked Ikpeazu as governor of the state over tax evasion.
The judge had also ordered the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue Ogah with certificate of return which was done.
Following the court’s ruling, Ikpeazu filed for stay of execution seeking the court to set aside its earlier decision.
Ruling on the suit was initially fixed for Thursday 4th July, 2016 by the court but the public holiday stalled the matter from holding which was deferred till today.