The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, the News Agency of Nigeria is
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to
issue a certificate of return to Samson Oga, a member of the Peoples
Democratic Party, who contested the governorship ticket with the
The court held that Mr. Ikpeazu was guilty of tax evasion and was
therefore unqualified to have contested the 2015 governorship election
in the state.
The court also ordered the governor to vacate office immediately.
Mr. Ikpeazu is yet to comment on the judgment.