Fo­rum wants Buhari’s in­ter­ven­tion in Abia stale­mate

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The Eastern Unity Fo­rum (EUF) has urged Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to in­ter­vene by or­der­ing the im­me­di­ate swear­ing-in of Dr Uchechukwu Ogah as the gov­er­nor of Abia State.

The Na­tional pres­i­dent of the Fo­rum, Chief Em­manuel Ok­ereke, and Sec­re­tary, Chief Willy Ezugwu, yes­ter­day in Abuja, said:

“We have watched with dis­may the cur­rent de­vel­op­ment in Abia State and wish to state in clear terms that we are dis­ap­pointed with the de­lay in swearingin Dr Uchechukwu Samp­son Ogah as the gov­er­nor, as di­rected by the Fed­eral High Court in Abuja.

“The judg­ment ob­tained by Ik­peazu (in Umuahia) is a ju­di­cial coup, oc­ca­sioned by im­punity which must not be al­lowed to stand. We would mo­bilise the peo­ple to en­force the court judg­ment if the se­cu­rity agen­cies failed to do so.

“It’s very clear, even to a lay man, that Mr Ik­peazu is no longer the gov­er­nor of Abia State as his Cer­tifi­cate of Re­turn (CoR) has been with­drawn by the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) and a an­other one is­sued to the gov­er­nor-elect, Dr Uchechukwu Samp­son Ogah.”

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