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Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Sacked

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has been sacked by Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Premium Times has reported.

The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to Samson Oga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, who contested the governorship ticket with the governor.

The court held that Mr. Ikpeazu was guilty of tax evasion and was therefore unqualified to have contested the 2015 governorship election in the state.

The court also ordered the governor to vacate office immediately.

Mr. Ikpeazu is yet to comment on the judgment.