A High Court in Osisioma in Abia state, has restrained Chief Judge of the state, from swearing in Uche Ogah as governor pending the determination of a suit filed against him.
The court presided over by Justice C.H. Ahuchaogu, delivering a ruling on an ex parte suit brought by Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu against Uche Ogah, Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) and chief Judge of the Abia state, ordered that “an order of injunction is hereby made restraining the second defendant (INEC) from issuing a Certificate of return to the first defendant (Ogah) while claimant remains in office in accordance with Section 143(1) and (2) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice”.
Justice Ahuchaogu also, further ordered, that “the third defendant (Abia Chief Judge) or any other judge of the court or any judicial officer are hereby restrained from swearing in the first defendant (Ogah) while the claimant remains in office in accordance with Section 143(1) and (2) of the electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice”.
No date was however fixed for further hearing on the motion on notice.