Otti rejects Abia guber appeal court judgment
* Says Ikpeazu never won any election
By Steve Oko
The Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA , Dr. Alex Otti, has rejected the judgment of the Appeal Court sitting in Owerri which dismissed his suit against the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.
Otti said even though the court of appeal was the final bus stop for the matter, he disagreed with the verdict of the panel.
The former banker in a press statement by his Media Aide, Ferdinand Ekeoma, urged “millions of devastated Abians not to be dampened, but to remain strong, resolute and faithful, even as we strive to ensure that the entrenched culture of consistent transfer of barton of leadership mediocrity in Abia is halted and broken for the sake of our suffering people.”
The statement further read :”Even though Alex Otti, and his party respect the judgement of the Appeal court, it is well within our rights to disagree with the learned judges of the Appeal court who dismissed our petition and we so do.
“We believe that being human, the judges are not perfect and in this particular case, we feel that the course of justice was neither served nor was seen to have been served.
“In spite of our reservations with the said judgement, we wish to appeal for calm as it is consistent with our character.”
Otti vowed not to be detered but to keep pushing on “until Abia is finally liberated from political bondage”.
“We shall keep pushing vigorously and fearlessly until we succeed in extricating our state from the hands of her enemies”, Otti said.
“Let us remind and re-assure millions of Abians that our resolve to arrest the leadership deficiency ravaging Abia state has been emboldened the more, hence the need for you not to be perturbed by the insensitive ranting of the oppressive Abia state government and her agents”, the statement added.
Otti said that contrary to perception in government quarters, he had never considered Ikpeazu an enemy nor sought to unseat him for selfish reasons or material gratification .
“It is very important to humbly state here for the records, that Alex Otti has by the grace of God attained a height where the spoils and perks of office cannot be the motivation for the sacrifices he has made so far, and by the special grace of God, he has continued to soar in all facets of human endeavour, and thus does not, and had never considered Okezie Ikpeazu as his opponent, let alone, a foe.
“It will, therefore help for Ikpeazu to eschew himself and his media agents of the false narrative of seeking office for selfish reasons”.