Court of Appeal Ruling On Abia Governorship Can’t Stand, Say Sagay, Adegboruwa




He further said 300, 000 genuine voters is quite large and if anything has gone wrong in those constituencies or LGAs, the best thing to do was to order for a supplementary election.

Also speaking on the same vein with The City Reporters, Barrister Ebun Adegboruwa who is worried that the entire country and the legal profession are becoming totally endangered by the decisions of the election petition tribunals and Appeal Court, said that the Court of Appeal ruling on Abia State is unacceptable.

His words: “It’s only an emerging scenario from the 2015 elections in particular and it is very worrisome. The judgment of the court of Appeal in respect to Abia governorship election is very unacceptable. It is therefore important for the Supreme Court to take the election petitions in Abia.

According to him, the worst that would have happened is to allow the people of the cancelled three local governments – Obingwa, Osisioma and Isialangwa – to exercise the right again and to choose between Okezie Ikpeazu and Alex Otti and not for the court to take away victory from the Governor and then passed it to the opponent

“It is totally unacceptable, I verily believed that if the election decision of the Appeal Court in Abia State relates to over-voting then the opponent should not benefit from that exercise because that will mean that there is an irregularity. A decision that affirms over-voting cannot go to the benefit of the opponent.

“I believed that at the appropriate time, given the interference of the CJN, these decisions in respect to election in Abia State and in particular Rivers State would be upturned by the Supreme Court,” he added.



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