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