INEC’s Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, says this follows an order by the Abuja Federal High Court mandating INEC to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah who came second at the last PDP primaries in Abia State.
A court in Abuja, on Monday asked INEC to cede the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Okezie Ikpeazu, to his opponent. Giving his ruling, Justice Okon Abang, said that on the account of fake tax returns during the primaries, Dr. Ikpeazu was never qualified to run in the PDP primaries as a governorship candidate.
The judge also ordered the Chief Judge of the state to swear in Uche Ogah as the substantive Governor of Abia State. Meanwhile, the sitting governor, Ikpeazu, appealed the ruling after the pronouncements of the court and told indigenes of the state not to panic…. they’re still nt panicking, bt jst only shaking….