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‘INEC boss should resign over Abia tax judgment’

26 July 2016, 18:19

Abuja - Former special adviser to Second Republic Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Ben Onyechere, has said Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu should resign for his silence on the Commission’s role in the Abia State governorship stalemate, Nation reports.

Last month, INEC issued a certificate of return to Uche Ogah as Governor of Abia State following a June 27 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ousted Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.

Justice Okon Abang held in that judgment that Ikpeazu submitted false information about his tax records to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the party’s governorship primaries in December 2014.

Ogah polled the second highest number of votes in that primaries of the PDP.

Onyechere argued that the Commission's ‘activities’ following the judgment had portrayed it in bad light.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had explained reasons for its decision to issue a Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah who came second at the last Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Abia State, reports News24.

The commission issued the certificate to Ogah as the newly elected governor of Abia State.

INEC National Commissioner in charge of the South East, Lawrence Nwuruku said the commission obeyed  the lawful order of a court.

- News 24


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