The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

A five-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, dismissed Uchehukwu Ogah’s appeal tax case for lacking in substance.

Ogah, who had earlier obtained a judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja to replace Ikpeazu lost at the Supreme Court on Friday.

The judge ruled that with the alleged falsehood and discrepancies in Ikpeazu’s tax documents attached to Form CF001 which he submitted to INEC nominating him as the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, he (Ikpeazu) was not qualified to have contested the 2015 election in the state.