The Governor made this call while hosting his team of lawyers, who came back victoriously from Owerri High court. He expressed happiness that the Judge says he remains the Governor, having declared that his tax papers are genuine and that he was qualified to contest in the 2015 election.
Dr. Ikpeazu said that the attempt made against his mandate was against the law, stating that God of justice has spoke for him. He thanked Mr. President, who said that ‘status quo should be maintained’ until the court gives verdict and appreciated Nigerian public for standing behind him and the lawyers for their dogged fight, assuring that he will continue to serve Abia sincerely.
Speaking, the lead counsel to the Governor, Barr. Theo Nkeire described the judgement as the beginning of their success in Dr. Ikpeazu’s legal battle. According to him tax law in Abia State runs from January, 1st to December, 31st each year and the day, whether Saturday or Sunday is immaterial. He added that, the Judge said that the greatest authority for tax issues is the Board of Internal Revenue (B.I.R), informing that B.I.R through an affidavit confirmed that the Governor actually paid his taxes.