A reliable source in INEC headquarters in Abuja, has revealed that the document issued to Uche Ogah as a certificate of return for the governorship election in Abia State is an invalid document.
According to the source, the election that produced a governor in Abia State in 2015 was the supplementary election of April 25, 2015 and not the April 11 election which INEC declared inconclusive.
The source pointed that Ogah’s certificate of return bears the date of April 11, which failed to produce a governor.
“Recalled that INEC declared the April 11 governorship election in Abia State inconclusive despite the fact that Ikpeazu of PDP was leading Otti of APGA with a wide margin.
“INEC called for a supplementary election in about 8 canceled LGAs in the state on April 25, which Ikpeazu also won and was declared winner. And INEC issued him with a certificate of return as winner of the election after the supplementary election.
“So, what Ogah has is an invalid document that can’t make him governor. He can’t lay claims to the governorship of Abia State on the basis of an inconclusive election.”