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Abia Governorship: Ikpeazu Wins First Appeal

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia Governor, Pensioners, Court
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Appeal Court in Abuja has ruled in favour of Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia State, in one of the five appeals before the court.
The five-member panel of judges led by Morenikeji Ogunwumiju on Thursday said the lower court made a “summersault” when it entertained matters that had already been transmitted to the appellate court.
The judgment which was delivered by Philomena Ekpe said the lower court had no business entertaining further applications on the matter and did not have right to adjourn the matter.
“From the above submission the said issue hereby resolved in favour of the appellant against the first respondent. Consequently this appeal is deemed meritorious and it is hereby allowed,” she said.
“The decision of the lower court delivered 28th July 2016 is hereby set aside and the cost of N100,000 is hereby awarded in favour of the appellant.”
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