Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain and former special assistant to Dr Alex Ekwueme, Mr Ben Onyechere, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Justice Okon Abang of the FCT High Court over the annulment of the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu over allegations of tax evasion.
Ikpeazu and Ogah According to him, the effects of the ruling which he described as an assault on the sensibilities of Abia electorate and the Nigerian populace at large can only be ameliorated when the judge and INEC are questioned.
He said: “Over the complexities that emanated from that judgment which purported that a civil servant had falsified his tax clearance, the action of INEC in hastening the issuance of certificate to Mr. Uche Ogah has opened another vista in the polity and is now a case study of sorts to bewildered Nigerians. “The action of the judge which deliberately ignored fundamental questions is obviously pervasive as well as negligent of the judicial structure. It is difficult to understand as it is frustrating to note that particulars or details of a judgment in this modern day democracy can be hidden by a judge so as to inhibit the right of appeal of a defendant, in this case a sitting governor.”