In Abia INEC issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah [PHOTOS]

The move comes after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to vacate the office.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as the Governor of Abia State.

The move comes after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to vacate the office.

Ogah received the certificate today, June 30, 2016, INEC’s Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi has confirmed.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as Governor of Abia State on June 30, 2016 play

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as Governor of Abia State on June 30, 2016

(Chuka Nnamdi)

 

Ikpeazu was ousted after it was discovered that he submitted fake tax returns during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in the state.

Ogah came second to Ikpeazu during the primaries.

The judge also ordered the Chief Judge of the state to swear Ogah in immediately, but according to Sahara Reporters, the chief judge has gone into hiding.

 

Ikpeazu has appealed the ruling and also applied for a stay of execution.

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