A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed July 7 for hearing of the application for stay of execution filed by Okezie Ikpeazu who is challenging his removal as the Governor of Abia State by the court. At the resumed hearing of the application, Lawyer to Governor Ikpeazu applied for an adjournment to enable him respond to the processes filed by Uche Ogah who was earlier ordered by the court to be sworn in as Governor of the State.
The embattled Governor, through his counsel also prayed the court to set aside an enrollment of the court’s order which enabled the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to Ogah. Lawyer to Ogah however opposed the application on the grounds that Governor Ikpeazu had secured an ex-parte order from a High Court in Abia State restraining Ogah from presenting himself for the purpose of being sworn in as the Governor of the State.
He also prayed the court to set aside the ex-parte order granted by a High Court of Abia State.