Abia Guber: Will Appeal Court Grant Gov Ikpeazu Stay Of Execution Today? Must Read
The STAY of EXECUTION acts as a STOP GUARD, which is to stop the implementation of Justice Okon Abang’s ruling until all appeals on the Tax False Information matter is heard and determined by both the Appeal Court and finally Supreme Court.
Will the Appeal Court rule is favour of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and grant him STAY of EXECUTION or will the appellate court enforce the ruling of Justice Okon Abang by immediately allowing for the swearing in of Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah? That is a big question whose answer will come in the next 5 or 9 hours today.
If STAY is granted Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu today, it is not celebration on their side but a little relieve to stay in office until the substantive matter is decided which may be rounded up between now and September 2016.
The STAY if granted will only allow them to enjoy office for another 2 – 3 months till the appellate court decision on the substantive matter which may finally break the camels back by throwing them out of office.
But, if the Appeal Court decides otherwise and refuses to grant STAY to Ikpeazu, it automatically means Ogah will be sworn in today and immediately with no blockage of any type.
If the Court rules in favour of Ogah, we expect another round of instant protest which will be quickly be handled by security agencies.
STAY or NO STAY, the substantive matter may throw Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu out of office based on the information we have gathered from senior lawyers and retired judges.
Abians should relax and pray for Abia State today, so that peace, genuine development and harmony will be completely restored.