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Monday, June 27, 2016

I remain Abia State governor - Ikpeazu

ITRealms:
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The Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has reacted to the news making a round of his sack from the government house in Umuahia, saying he remained the State governor and assured citizens of no cause for alarm, ITRealmsreports.

ITRealms recalls that a judgment by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja was delivered in favour of Mr. Uche Ogah who instituted the case against Ikpeazu, for allegedly forging of tax receipts, thereby requesting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Ogah with a certificate of return.

But the Governor Ikpeazu, through his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, issued on Monday, said that he has faith in the judiciary and rule of law maintaining there is no cause for alarm as he had appealed the ruling.

The Governor also pointed out that as an appointee of the Abia State Government from 2011 to 2014, when he served as the General Manager, Abia State Passengers Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme (ASPIMSS), and first Deputy General Manager, Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Aba and Environs respectively, before his resignation in October 2014 to contest the Governorship election in the state, his taxes were deducted at source within that period.

As said by him, when he had need of his tax clearance in 2014, he applied to the Abia State Board of Internal Revenue, and was duly issued with his tax receipts for the period in question.


Ikpeazu further said that he remains the Governor of the state according to law and will await the final determination of the matter by the appellate courts.

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