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Breaking: INEC issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as Abia State Governor

Abia State, South East Nigeria, Governorship tussle deepens as the Nigerian electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issues certificate of returns to Sampson Ogah of the PDP.

Oga, second runners up the PDP gubernatorial primaries had received the blessing of the Federal High Court Abuja where he challenged the eligibility of Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

Justice Okon Abang of the federal high court had on Monday, June 27, 2016, granted the prayers of Ogah and ordered to leave office for submitting false tax clearance certificate to PDP in the December 2014 primary.

The court subsequently ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Ogah, a member of the PDP who came second in the December 8, 2014 primary election.

Although the Abia PDP had appealed the federal high court ruling, Ikpeazu had had in swift reaction reassured the people of Abia not panic, arguing that he is still in control.

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