Appeal Court’s rulling on Ikpeazu: PDP thanks the Judiciary for rising in defence of democracy

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed appreciation to the Judiciary over the recent Appeal Court Judgment that upheld the Election of the Governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu by setting aside the Judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang.
The Party in a statement on Friday by its Chief Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye described the ruling of the Appellate Court as triumph of the Rule of Law and victory for democracy saying, “what transpired at the Court of Appeal on Thursday, August 18, 2016 has once again rekindled our trust in the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man”.
You will recall that the Lead Judge of the five-man Panel of Judges of the Appeal Court, Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju on Thursday, August 18, 2016 delivered ruling on an Appeal brought before it by Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu in respect of his Tax Clearance Certificate.
Finally, the PDP called on all well meaning Nigerians and the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) in particular, to continue rising up to its responsibility of maintaining an unbiased judiciary that will be neutral on all issues brought before it.

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