Abia Today: Traumatophobia Arrests Abia State Residents As May 12 Arrives
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7th Edition titled: "Traumatophobia Arrests Abia State Residents As May 12 Arrives"
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Unlike most states, Abia State seems to have been living under Traumatophobia (War fear, physical injury fear, wound fear, getting hurt fear and bodily injury fear) since governor Ikpeazu's victory in the PDP gubernatorial primaries on the 8th of December 2014 was questioned and legally queried by Dr. Uche Ogah and Barr. F.N Nwosu.
The tension and fear for loss of lives and properties culminated when Justice Okon Abang on June 27, 2016 ordered that Ikpeazu should vacate the office and that INEC should issue certificate of Return to Dr. Uche Ogah and he should be sworn in by the Chief Judge of the State.
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Okon Abang’s decision caused a lot of drama , numerous public protests, threats and violence in the state.
The tension was very high. The Ngwa race were ready to burn down the state rather than see their son loose in court after failing to produce a governor for 16 years.
When Ogah arrived Umuahia with his entourage from Abuja, the city was already on fire. The Abia State Chief Judge had gone underground scared of loosing her life with over a thousand youths gathering at the gate of the Abia State Government House in Umuahia.
This drama became a blessing in disguise to Gov. Ikpeazu who with this was able to buy time well enough to take up the case to the Appeal Court.
On 18th August 2016, the appeal court in Abuja declared Ikpeazu winner and reinstated him as the executive governor of Abia State. The panel, which comprised Justices Helen Ogunwumiju, Abubakar Datti Yahaya, Philomina Ekpe, Ibrahim Shatta Bdliya and Saidu Tanko Hussaini, set aside the judgment delivered by Justice Okon Abang in its entirety.
The court held that the originating summons which led to the judgment that removed Ikpeazu was not properly constituted, and as such, the lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear it, and consequently, any decision that flowed from it was null and void.
Finally the case got to the supreme court, and the judges has distinguished 12th May as the day to end Abia State's tussle for power. Just when everyone thought the case has finally come to end in peace, rumours started drifting out that same incident that led to Justice Abangs decision is about to repeat itself.
The Supreme Judges has been reported to have rejected offers from desperate business men who are tirelessly seeking power in order to cover up their asses in business.
This has been causing a lot of nuisance on social media as supporters of both parties are found accusing, insulting and threatening each other.
Just when everyone thought the state was free from Traumatophobia, the Fear culminated.
I personally plead with my fellow abians to stay calm and await the supreme judgement. Though the judgement might not turn out to favour you as an individual or a group, let us not take it too personal as we can't have two governors in a state.
Let's try as much as possible to embrace the supreme decision as it comes to us today and avoid all sorts if violence.
It is only in peace that we can have the Abia State of our dreams.