Abia guber tussle: Supreme Court fixes date to hear Nwosu’s suit against Ikpeazu

Abia guber tussle: Supreme Court fixes date to hear Nwosu's suit against Ikpeazu
L-R: Friday Nwosu and Governor Ikpeazu

To the incumbent Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu the fight is not over as Supreme Court has fixed May 22, 2017, to hear a tax forgery suit filed against him by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Sir Friday Nwosu.

Recall that Ikpeazu won Uche Ogah at the Abuja apex court in the same guber tussle, a victory which he dedicated to Abians, but the fight isn’t over.

It will also be recalled that Nwosu, contested the December 8, 2014, PDP governorship primaries in the state, in the suit, he alleged that Ikpeazu submitted false information and tax documents to his party and prayed the court to disqualify him.

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Vanguard report that when the case, SC/1046/ 2016, came up for mention on March 29, 2017, Dr. Paul Ananaba, SAN, who appeared as PDP’s lawyer, said the party was not served with the relevant court processes and applied for adjournment.

The court adjourned the matter to June 6, 2017 for hearing. It was gathered that the PDP also filed a notice, insisting that neither Dr. Paul Ananaba nor Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), was its lawyer.

Nwosu and the PDP also filed separate motions urging the court to bring up the matter for hearing before May 12, 2017, but the Supreme Court fixed the matter for hearing for May 22, 2017.

The party had also filed a notice of intention to withdraw from the case, not to defend any of the parties in the suit and urged the Court to serve justice on the matter.



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