- Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor has celebrated his success at the Supreme Court
- A senior lawyer, Friday Nwosu, approached the court to disqualify him as governor of Abia state
- He said that the litigation experiences had made him more strong, resilient and determined to serve Abia people
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says Friday’s Supreme Court judgment has provided him with ample opportunity to concentrate more to boost the socio-economic development of the state.
Ikpeazu said this when he reacted to the Supreme Court verdict in an appeal filed by Mr Friday Nwosu, a PDP chieftain, in Umuahia.
He said: “Abia state is work in progress every minute of our time. We have to give account of it as we serve.
“I want our people to be happy and take solace in the fact that he who God calls, he equips.
“I give God the glory, who started the good work in us and has continued to be with us .
“I have enough reason to tell anybody who cares to know that this mandate is divine.
“I think I have broken all known record about those who stayed the longest in litigation. This is our third year, since 2015 I have known no respite.
“I thank God today that to His glory we have done enough for our state to be able to present ourselves and say judge us as if nothing happened,” he said.
Ikpeazu said that in spite of all odds, his administration had remained focused and kept to its promises.
The governor added that the state government would continue to evolve developmental programmes to move Abia forward.
He said that the litigation experiences had made him more strong, resilient and determined to serve Abia people.
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Legit.ng had reported the apex court on Friday, April 13, dismissed the suit filed by Nwosu which sought the removal of Ikpeazu from office over false information and fake tax documents.
Nwosu contested the 2014 PDP governorship primary in the state with Ikpeazu and others.
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