There was anxiety yesterday in Abia State after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah a certificate of return as Governor-elect. But Governor Okezie Ikpeazu told residents to stay calm and insisted that he remained the Governor.
The INEC action followed Monday’s judgment by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, that following discrepancies in Ikepazu’s tax papers, he should not have run as a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election.
Ogah, who came second in the PDP primary, was declared the candidate. Justice Abang ordered INEC to give the certificate of return to Ogah since the PDP won the election.