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Supreme Court Victory: Abia Govt Declares Wednesday As Public Holiday

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The Abia State government has declared Wednesday, 17th February 2016, public holiday to enable workers and other Abians celebrate the verdict of the Supreme Court which affirmed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the duly elected governor of the state.

Recall that the Supreme Court, on February 3rd 2016, delivered her judgment validating Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s election.

The apex court’s ruling nullified the earlier decision by the court of appeal to cancel the gubernatorial elections and to swear in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Dr. Alex Otti.

The commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha, while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting, said plans have been concluded for a successful ceremony scheduled to hold at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

He revealed that a committee has been set up to look into the fees paid by students of Abia State University, Uturu and the Abia State Polytechnic and to recommend affordable fees.

He further revealed that the commissioner for Works was asked to fix a date for the flag-off of roads at Nkporo and other parts of Abia North, while the commissioner for Public Utilities was directed by the council to produce a template for street light in all roads being constructed by the state government.

The council also congratulated the governor and Abians over the victory secured by the governor in the Supreme Court.