Following the Appeal Court’s affirmation of his victory at the 2019 election, the Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has assured the people of the State that he remains focused on delivering good governance to them with emphasis on laying strong foundations for a prosperous future built on proper planning and careful implementation of policies.
He described his Saturday victory at the Court of Appeal as clear reaffirmation of the mandate given to him and the Peoples Democratic Party by the people of Abia State at the last elections.
In a release signed by the chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Ikpeazu after being briefed of the judgment of the appellate Court which dismissed the appeal filed by Alex Oti of APGA, noted that for the umpteenth time, the mandate freely given to him by the people of Abia State has received appellate judicial imprimatur, and thanked God for the victory.
Recalling his tortuous judicial journey in defense of his mandate since 2015, Ikpeazu stated that had it not been for the grace of God, he wouldn’t have remained Governor till date and thanked the people of Abia State for remaining steadfast in their belief in the capacity of his administration to improve their lot.
The Governor specially thanked his legal team led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN for their industry and hard work while appreciating the learned Justices of the Court of Appeal for standing strong on the side of the rule of law and constitutionalism. The unanimity of the three man panel with no dissenting voices, Ikpeazu noted further, lends further credence to the fact that he holds a mandate that is legally impregnable.
Governor Ikpeazu renews his counsel to his opponent to toe the path of political maturity, respect the popular will of the people of Abia State and join hands with him to move the state forward instead of engaging in fruitless litigations, assuring him that his doors are wide open to all citizens of the state who are willing to pursue the path of genuine cooperation.
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