Abia Governorship Tussle Giving certificate of return to Ogah followed court order – INEC says

The electoral body also claimed they acted in-line with the order of the court that sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state.

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it did the right thing by issuing a certificate of return to Uche Ogah.

The electoral body also claimed they acted in-line with the order of the court that sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state.

INEC said this through its lawyer, Mr. Alhassan Umar, on Munday, July 4, 4016, during a hearing on the stay of execution from Ikpeazu.

Umar also said “My lord ordered the third defendant to issue certificate of return forthwith and upon service of the order, my lord, on June 28, 2016, the 3rd defendant issued a certificate of return accordingly.

“The certificate of return was issued before we were served with the motion on June 28. We had issued the certificate upon being served with the court order.

“But the actual presentation of the certificate was on June 30. But we had complied with the order of my lord.”

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has said he has no hand in the ongoing governorship tussle in Abia state.

The AGF also advised all parties in the case to wait for the court’s ruling on the matter.

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