Ikpeazu defeats Alex Otti at Supreme Court

Supreme Court has also unanimously upturned the judgement of Court of Appeal which sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

The Court affirmed the election of Ikpeazu as it ruled that his appeal against the judgment of the lower court has merit.

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal judgment upturned the declaration of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the April 2015 election.

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The appellate court said Otti, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored the highest number of lawful votes cast at the election and should be sworn in.

The court of appeal which sat at Owerri on December 31, 2015 declared Otti the winner.