Abia: Ik­peazu, Ogah go spir­i­tual ahead of to­day’s court ver­dict

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

Ahead of the judg­ment by a Fed­eral High Court com­ing up in Ow­erri, to­day, the em­bat­tled gover­nor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ik­peazu and the ac­claimed new gover­nor, Dr. Uchechukwu Samp­son Ogah, have en­gaged prayer ‘war­riors’ for the out­come to be in their favour.

A third party, Barr Fri­day Nwosu, had in­sti­tuted a case at the Ow­erri Fed­eral Court, seek­ing to be de­clared gover­nor of the state, on the grounds that while Ik­peazu was rightly sacked by a Fed­eral High Court in Abuja for al­leged tax eva­sion, Ogah should not be sworn in as gover­nor be­cause he did not fully par­tic­i­pate in the 2015 gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the premises of the gov­ern­ment house in Umuahia is now a bee­hive of ac­tiv­i­ties, as dif­fer­ent groups of cler­gies were seen in­vok­ing favourable judg­ment for Dr. Ik­peazu.

The chapel within the gov­ern­ment house was equally wit­ness­ing the in­flux of men and women from var­i­ous Chris­tian de­nom­i­na­tions, all seek­ing the face of God ahead of the judg­ment.

A sec­tion of tra­di­tional rulers in the state were also not left out in the spir­i­tual ex­er­cise as some of them were seen in the gov­ern­ment house, break­ing kola nuts and other tra­di­tional sub­stances, fer­vently pray­ing for the em­bat­tled gover­nor.

Also, the pro-Ik­peazu groups from the 17 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas have in­vaded the Onyema Ugochukwu hall for prayer ses­sions.

Sim­i­larly, prayer war­riors were sighted at Dr. Ogah’s cam­paign of­fice, in Umuahia.

His sup­port­ers were di­vided into groups, all pray­ing for the court rul­ing to favour their prin­ci­pal.

Night vig­ils are now con­stant fea­tures at the cam­paign of­fice.

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