INEC Issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah As New Abia Governor


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has issued a certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as the Abia Governor. This comes after a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, annulled the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.

The court had also in the same judgement ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to Samson Ogah, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, who contested the governorship ticket with the governor.

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The court held in the June 27th judgement held that Mr. Ikpeazu was guilty of tax evasion and was therefore unqualified to have contested the 2015 governorship election in the state.

The court also ordered the governor to vacate office immediately, and hand over to Mr. Ogah, owner of Masters Energy, who came second in the PDP governorship primaries in Abia.


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