• I was neither arrested nor detained by EFCC, says Ogah

    I was neither arrested nor detained by EFCC, says Ogah

    President of Masters Oil and Gas Ltd Mr Uche Ogah, has said he was neither arrested or detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The report of the purported action by the anti-graft agency was carried by some online platforms and newspapers yesterday.

    Addressing the Press on Monday, Ogah described the report as “false, wicked and fabricated.” He said, “ I was neither arrested, detained, or under any investigation for any criminal charge whatsoever.

    “The EFCC has a process of inviting […]

  • Abia guber: I’ve no corruption case – Ogah

    Abia guber: I’ve no corruption case – Ogah

    PDP chieftain and the man at the centre of the yet to be finally resolved Abia State political crisis, Dr. Uche Ogah has dismissed as erroneous, the insinuation in some quarters that he is facing a corruption case in court.

    Rather, according to Ogah, he was the person who first approached the courts to protect the business interest of his company, Masters Energy Oil and Gas.

    A statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Kingsley Ibeawuchi, explained that the dispute in a […]

  • Abia guber: I’m confident of judiciary, I’ll challenge judgment at Supreme Court – Ogah

    Abia guber: I’m confident of judiciary, I’ll challenge judgment at Supreme Court – Ogah

    The Dr. Sampson Uchechukwu Ogah Organisation has assured Abians not to loose hope because of the judgment of  the Appeal Court in Abuja, which  on Thursday, nullified the Certificate of Return issued to Dr. Sampson Uchechukwu Ogah by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the governor of Abia State .

    The organisation said that it still has confidence in the judiciary and believes that the Supreme Court will look into the judgment judiciously and correct the anomalies.

    Speaking to Saturday Sun […]

  • Retrieve Ogah’s Certificate to Douse Tension in the State – CSOs Urge INEC

    Retrieve Ogah’s Certificate to Douse Tension in the State – CSOs Urge INEC

    Following the confusion and uncertainties that has set in since the High Court removal of Governor Ikpeazu from office, a civil society group has weighed in on the subsequent effect the ruling has had on the state.

    As the controversy on who the legitimate governor of Abia State continues, a coalition of civil society organisations has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to retrieve the certificate of return it issued to one of the parties in the crisis, Dr. Uche […]

  • BREAKING!!! Court stops Abia CJ, others from swearing in Ogah till July 18

    BREAKING!!! Court stops Abia CJ, others from swearing in Ogah till July 18

    Abia State High Court in Osisioma has granted a motion filed by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State for extension of an order restraining the Chief Judge of Abia State, the President Abia State Customary Court of Appeal and any other judicial officer from swearing in Mr. Uche Ogah, as governor of the state.

    The order extends to 18th July,

  • Abia crisis: Ogah is not an indigene, says Ohaneze

    Abia crisis: Ogah is not an indigene, says Ohaneze

    The political crisis in Abia State seems to have taken a new dimension with the youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, alleging that Dr Uche Ogah is not from the state.

    It would be recalled that a federal high court last week found the sitting governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu culpable in his tax papers submitted before the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state and declared Ogah the governor-elect as the first runner up in the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) primary election […]

  • Ikpeazu vs Ogah: I am not hiding – Abia Chief Judge finally opens up

    Ikpeazu vs Ogah: I am not hiding – Abia Chief Judge finally opens up

    Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, has refuted allegations that she has been away from her duty post.

    She also denied deliberately refusing to swear-in Dr. Uche Ogah as Governor of the state as ordered by a court.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued Ogah his Certificate of Return after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was sacked by a Federal High Court last week.

    A statement by the Acting Chief Registrar, Abia State Judiciary, Mrs. Vicky Analaba, explained that contrary to […]

  • Abia: Public holidays won’t stop my swearing-in, says Ogah

    Abia: Public holidays won’t stop my swearing-in, says Ogah

    Abia State Governor-elect, Dr Uche Ogah, has said that public holidays would not stop his inaugu­ration as governor of the state, describing the stay of execution order secured by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a black market injunc­tion.

    Ogah, who spoke in Abuja through his Special Adviser on Public Commu­nication, Monday Onyeka­chi, maintained that the Abuja Federal High Court acted within its powers by issuing him a certificate of return to avoid an unpalat­able leadership vacuum in the state.

    This is just as […]

  • Abia CJ’s refusal to swear me in, an affront on the Rule of Law, says Ogah

    Abia CJ’s refusal to swear me in, an affront on the Rule of Law, says Ogah

    Abia state Governor-elect, Dr. Uche Ogah, has described as an affront on the rule of law, the refusal of the state’s Chief Judge, Theresa Uzoukwu, to swear him in as the duly-elected governor of the state.

    Describing the action as capable of undermining the peace and stability of the state, Ogah contended that the stay of execution of the valid order of the Federal High court procured by the embattled governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu is only a black-market injunction that has […]

  • Inaugurating Ogah as Abia Governor, a rape on democracy – PDP

    Inaugurating Ogah as Abia Governor, a rape on democracy – PDP

    The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday described the court ruling that Uche Ogah be inaugurated as governor of the state as a “rape on democracy.”

    It was gathered that the embattled state Governor, Ikezie Ikpeazu was on Monday sacked by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over tax evasion.

    The Justice Okon Abang-led court ordered the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately issue Ogah who came second during the 2014 PDP gubernatorial primaries with Certificate […]

  • Abia Court stops Chief Judge, others from swearing in Ogah as governor

    Abia Court stops Chief Judge, others from swearing in Ogah as governor

    A High Court of Abia State has stopped the Chief Judge of Abia State, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state and any other judiciary officers in the state from swearing in Uche Oga as governor.

    The order, given by Justice Chibuzo Ahuchaogu Thursday, reads: “Upon this motion ex-parte pursuant to section 143 (1) & (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice, after hearing O.O Nkume, counsel […]