The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD has expressed his profound gratitude to God Almighty for granting him victory at the Governorship Elections Tribunal which delivered judgement today dismissing in its entirety, the petition filed by APGA and her candidate, Alex Oti.
The Governor who addressed the Press after the judgment this afternoon at the Governor’s Lodge, Government House Umuahia stated that he bore no grudges against those who challenged his election, noting that they did so in exercise of their rights. He however urged them to sheathe swords and join him in the building of the State.
The Governor also thanked the good people of Abia State who elected him overwhelmingly and have stood by him all these while, assuring them that this judicial victory will energize him further to work harder for the peace, order and good government of Abia State.
Governor Ikpeazu thanked the Judges of the Tribunal for standing strong and firm in the defense of the choice made by our people during the last elections, and for resisting any attempt to use the hallowed chambers of the judiciary as a theatre where the democratic yearnings and aspirations of our people are dismembered and destroyed. The Governor also saluted the industry and handwork of his legal team in brilliantly marshaling his case.
“More than ever before, we shall henceforth be relentless in the vigorous pursuit of our developmental agenda for the people of Abia State”. Ikpeazu concluded.