New Governor Alert: INEC issues certificate of return to Abia PDP’s Ogah


In a move that will definitely cause ripples, the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has been ordered to vacate his office immediately, paving the way for Uche Ogah, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the new governor.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday issued certificate of return to Ogah, a move that succeeds Monday’s annullment of the election of Okezie Ikpeazu over alleged tax evasion.

The Justice Okon Abang-led court had held that Ikpeazu submitted false tax information to his party, the PDP during the governorship primary in December 2014, and as such was not qualified to contest for the party’s primaries.

Justice Abang also ordered INEC to immediately issue a certificate of return to Ogah, while ordering Ikpeazu to immediately vacate the office of the governor.

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