The political confusion over who is the rightful governor of the South-east state of Abia will endure at least untill Thursday, when the Federal High Court, Abuja, will give its ruling on the stay-of-execution order filed by embattled Okezie Ikpeazu.
The court on Monday fixed July 7 to rule on the application filed by Mr. Ikpeazu, whose election was annulled and certificate of return withdrawn.
Mr. Ikpeazu filed the stay-of-execution application days after the court sacked him from office for failing to pay his personal income tax as at when due.
Hearing the application on Monday, Justice Okon Abang declined to set aside his judgment, saying he would hear other applications on the matter on Thursday.
The counsel to Mr. Ikpeazu, Wole Olanikpekun, had asked the court to set aside the earlier order for a certificate of return to be given to Mr. Ogah.
But counsel to Mr. Ogah, Alex Izinyon, filed a counter-affidavit against Mr. Ikpeazu’s application for stay of execution.
Mr. Olanipekun then asked for time to look into the details of Mr. Izinyon’s argument in the counter-affidavit.
He also prayed the court to treat the matter without delay.