The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has upturned the ruling of a Federal High Court also in Abuja over the sack of Abia State Governor, Okozie Ikpeazu.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja had in June sacked Ikpeazu over tax evasion.The court had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Certificate of Return to Dr. Samson Ogah who came next to him in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries.
But ruling over the appeal, the appellate court said the lower court acted in error, saying the court lacked jurisdiction in the matter.
In a unanimous judgment, the appellate court accused Justice Abang of raping democracy.
The court therefore nullified Ikpeazu’s removal.