The decision of the Federal High Court in Abuja which sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state for allegedly submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the party’s governorship primary in December 2014 has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was sacked for allegedly submitting false information to his party, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, June 27, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria to cede the certificate of return to the opponent of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state as he was never qualified to run for the party primaries in the People’s Democratic party as a guber candidate.
The judge also ordered the Chief Judge of the state to swear in, Uche Ogah, his opponent in the December 2014 gubernatorial election in state as the substantive governor of Abia state.
However, the verdict that sacked Ikpeazu has generated a heated debate on Nigeria ‘s political scene with some commentators suggesting the sack was orchestrated by the Buhari led administration to high-jack a PDP state through the back door. But others were of the view that the sack of the governor was an indication that the Judiciary has been sanitized, and described it as a welcomed development. Read reactions below form Nigerians about the verdict: Austin Emy: “Lolz! Can a lower court removed a sitting governor in office. Nigerians are more intelligent than this for goodness sake. The same process of APC tribunals are also playing out. When they get all the judgments in their favour but Supreme court. The legal battle just started…. Nigeria, we hailed thee. Injustices anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Austino Chuks:
“And the sick Buhari who has ear problem with a fake certificate and has a criminal as a wife who cannot visit USA coz of her involvement in Halibottin scandal is still the your president and your mentor Umar Haruna.” Rutherford Ejimonu: “What’s the noise for?first this is a PDP matter and does not benefit any other party…Secondly its a high court judgement and he can appeal up to the supreme court….Finally forget the headline…Okezie Ikpeazu remains the governor …So make una chill.”
Lamido Grace Eben: “How many APC governors n senators have been tackled in ds manner..y ist dat ds govt is been so sentimental.. We will wait n see where d r driving to..just to mk sure all states bcos APC member..it won’t work.”
Dare Adeleke: “The judgement is kangaroo! I wonder when high court turned itself to tribunal or supreme Court. Wonder shall never cease to end.”
Omonigho Ogilo: “On matters of opposition court and presidency is quick in taking action. On the issue of Presidents WAEC cert. Court has adjoined indefinitely.” Ezekingz
Ekemekwe Otuka: “he is still our gov, forget, the small upset. okezie is working, am not an ngwa man, am an umuahia man, but the guy is working apart from salary shaa.” Makachika Karicha: “and buhari is stil d president wit fake waec result, threatn to jail others.” Nchelin Nchedo: “Why did they refuse to remove Buhari who has no waec certificate?” Shamsudeen Bello: “Oooo Buhari y u dey do like dat now allow pdp people to rest.” Joseph Philips: “Igbos should be careful, theres a plan to put confussion among them , so dat the wil be killing themselves and be divided.” John Seven Seven: “Apc and their wuru wuru. hahahahaha very soon burhari will be butyed out.”
Daniel Kuzanuwam Katung: “it remains Buhari to be sack because he forge results and refuse to declare his assets all,we are waiting for his removal.”
Daniel Kuzanuwam Katung:” it remains Buhari to be sack because he forge results and refuse to declare his assets all,we are waiting for his removal.”
Awen Benjamin: “Hahahaha! Some riff-raffs thought Mr. Btuhari was joking when he said he must sweep Nigeria clean of CORRUPTION. Fayose is next!”
Orngu Gwakaa: “Una see wetin Buhari and APC cause again ba? Na Buhari supos pay tax for am,na as Buhari no pay em tax naim de bobo go do fake tax clearance.Why e come be sey na only PDP naim dem de cary tax mata folo.This one na witchhunt and persecution.Na only de bobo do fake tax paper? Infact i de go jump enter lagoon now.But i go visit mama put joint first.” Chonja Boniphace Sylvester: “And buhari should be prepared to vacate too because of his fake certificate.” Odize Kencarson:
“Nobody hands ar clean. Buhari forge his waec certificate nd also hire 23 senior advocats. Corruption within his life.” Habila Ezekiel: “I can’t believe I can see this happened in Nigeria of my generation. Praise God for the gift of PMB.”