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BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by Darlo22(m): 9:48am On Jul 05, 2016
Hmmmmmmm! What a relief that headline -ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR- will bring to some people. Some will say justice would have been served should that ever come to pass. Come to think of it with the current debacle in Abia state and also considering the Electoral Act 2010 as amended which expunged the Amaechi vs Omehia scenario and affirmed a candidate cannot be said to have won an election unless he or she participated in all stages of election don't you think there is hope for Dr. Alex Otti?

Note the Act said candidate and not party. So if either Uche Ogah or Mr Nwosu is sworn in Alex Otti may have a chance since neither of them participated in stages of the election.

The Kogi state governorship comes to mind sInce the current governor Yahaya Bello did not participate in all stages of the election but we should note that case is still in court.

APGA as a party is already toeing this line. See statement from APGA:

Declare Alex Otti gov —APGA In another development, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State chapter, has faulted the judgment of the Federal High Court which ordered that Ogah be sworn in as the state governor.

A statement signed by APGA state chairman, Augustine Ehiemere, decried the judgment as untenable as the Electoral Act 2010, as amended, forbade any person who did not take part in all stages of the election to be sworn in and insisted that its governorship candidate in the 2015 election, Dr. Alex Otti, remained the lawful candidate who ought to be declared governor. “APGA considers Uche Ogah’s declaration as a huge error, unacceptable to the party, untenable in Nigeria’s 2010 Electoral Act as amended, which forbids any person that did not take part in all the stages of an election from being declared winner.

Since there is no record anywhere to show that Dr. Uche Ogah won the primaries of his party, the PDP, let alone take part in all the stages of the last governorship election in Abia, his declaration as the governor by the court is strange and alien to the law. “Hence, we humbly demand that the appellate court, while upholding Ikpeazu guilty verdict, corrects this huge error by issuing the right order which is to declare the candidate who scored the highest lawful votes, the APGA candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, governor, as he did not only meet all the constitutional requirements and vote spread across the state, but even won more local governments than the sacked Okezie Ikpeazu; this is an incontrovertible fact.”

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Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by dauntless15(m): 9:48am On Jul 05, 2016
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Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by UndisputedBosom(m): 9:55am On Jul 05, 2016
Confused Adminstration!!!
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by emeijeh(m): 10:27am On Jul 05, 2016
Source?
With the way this Abia power tussle is going.... Na Amadioha go end up as their governor grin
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by SMREXY(m): 10:58am On Jul 05, 2016
This Abia Governor's seat sef get issues ooo...
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by sammiy: 11:02am On Jul 05, 2016
Darlo22:
Hmmmmmmm! What a relief that headline will bring to some people. Some will dare justice would have been served should that ever come to pass. Come to think of it with the current debacle in Abia state and also considering the Electoral Act 2010 as amended which expunged the Amaechi vs Omehia scenario and affirmed a candidate cannot be said to have won an election unless he or she participated in all stages of election don't you think there is hope for Dr. Alex Otti?
Note the Act said candidate and not party. So if either Uche Ogah or Mr Nwosu is sworn in Alex Otti may have a chance since neither of them participated in stages of the election.
The Kogi state governorship comes to mind sInce the current governor Yahaya Bello did not participate in all stages of the election but we should note that case is still in court.
APGA as a party is already toeing this line. See statement from APGA:
Declare Alex Otti gov —APGA In another development, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State chapter, has faulted the judgment of the Federal High Court which ordered that Ogah be sworn in as the state governor.
A statement signed by APGA state chairman, Augustine Ehiemere, decried the judgment as untenable as the Electoral Act 2010, as amended, forbade any person who did not take part in all stages of the election to be sworn in and insisted that its governorship candidate in the 2015 election, Dr. Alex Otti, remained the lawful candidate who ought to be declared governor. “APGA considers Uche Ogah’s declaration as a huge error, unacceptable to the party, untenable in Nigeria’s 2010 Electoral Act as amended, which forbids any person that did not take part in all the stages of an election from being declared winner.
Since there is no record anywhere to show that Dr. Uche Ogah won the primaries of his party, the PDP, let alone take part in all the stages of the last governorship election in Abia, his declaration as the governor by the court is strange and alien to the law. “Hence, we humbly demand that the appellate court, while upholding Ikpeazu guilty verdict, corrects this huge error by issuing the right order which is to declare the candidate who scored the highest lawful votes, the APGA candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, governor, as he did not only meet all the constitutional requirements and vote spread across the state, but even won more local governments than the sacked Okezie Ikpeazu; this is an incontrovertible fact.”
. This your topic is quite sick you know. The root cause of this ur action could be some low-self esteem stuff. Haba....u feel this is the best way to draw crowd to see your post??
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by sammiy: 11:10am On Jul 05, 2016
Did ameach take part in all stages of the election in 2007 before d court declare him gov. ?
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by flokii: 12:48pm On Jul 05, 2016
@OP you must be high

I sha dey wonder.. Ow many governors Abia wan get
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by BlizzyAsuquo(f): 1:16pm On Jul 05, 2016
cry undecided grin lwkdm how many governors Abia state wan get. This kind tin tire me ooh. I still dey observe oh
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by ogawisdom(m): 1:18pm On Jul 05, 2016
Pdp won Abia guber election …….…... Supreme Court

No one except frm pdp will rule abia state till 2019

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Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by PhockPhockMan: 1:48pm On Jul 05, 2016
sammiy:
Did ameach take part in all stages of the election in 2007 before d court declare him gov. ?
That law that made it possible for Amaechi to become governor has been amended.

Op is right, this Uche Ogah of a person may only have Sacking Of Ikpeazu as only achievement.
I prefer oti to that fraudsters called ogah.
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by MrEverest(m): 2:12pm On Jul 05, 2016
The op has valid points and this is a front page material only if he will amend that deceptive topic/headline.
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by Darlo22(m): 2:43pm On Jul 05, 2016
sammiy:
. This your topic is quite sick you know. The root cause of this ur action could be some low-self esteem stuff. Haba....u feel this is the best way to draw crowd to see your post??
People like you can only air their views by insulting others. Kudos to you.
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by jom28gy(m): 2:47pm On Jul 05, 2016
right technical issues if pondered over may make a meaningful impact.
Re: BREAKING: ALEX OTTI DECLARED GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE by johnson232: 3:53pm On Jan 10, 2017
sammiy:
Did ameach take part in all stages of the election in 2007 before d court declare him gov. ?
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