Abia Election: ‘Supreme Court hit us below the belt’ – APGA

The national leadership of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has lamented the ruling of the Supreme Court which affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu, as the Governor of Abia state.

The party also insisted that justice was denied to the party’s governorship candiate, Dr. Alex Otti and the party as a whole.

This was made known by the National Chairman of APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday.

Oye stated that the court’s ruling wasn’t a reflection of the Abia electorate who had hoped that the apex court would affirm the ruling of the appeal court that declared Alex Otti as the duly elected governor of Abia state.

“I was in court all through the proceedings and I must say that everybody was quite optimistic both those at the premises of the Supreme Court and those inside courtroom, and those in Abia State and indeed all over the world.”

“In fact some people had started celebrating and they were justified and right for doing that because when the case got to the appeal court, they were consistent in their judgement and they all unanimously agreed that the judgement of the trial court should be thrown out for lack of merit. Now look at the decision of the Supreme Court, yesterday. They hit us below the belt.”

While asking how the Supreme Court justices could have examined eight ‘ghana must go’ bags filled with evidence in such a short period of time, the National Chairman of APGA went further to state that the judgement did not, in anyway, show thoroughness and studiousness by the judges.

Oye said they ought to have thoroughly examined the evidence before them and the ruling of the lower court before making a decision.

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