The issuance of Certificate of Return to the gobernorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hope Uzodinma, by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is being threatened as the Commission says it had not been served enrolled order of the Supreme Court judgement which sacked Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State.
The Supreme Court, in its ruling of yesterday, Jan. 14, 2020, sacked the PDP gobernosrhip candidate Emeka Ihedioha and ordered the inuaguration of the APC gobernosrhip candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The Chief Press Secretary of the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, while making clarification in a short response to enquiries on why it had not issue Uzodimma the CoR 15 hours after the Apex Court ’ s verdict said the Commission awaits enrolled order of the Supreme Court.
He said, “ Dear colleagues, please be informed that the commission is yet to be served with the enrolled order of the Supreme Court judgement.
“ Therefore , we cannot issue the Certificate of Return to the APC candidate yet . However , once the commission receives the enrolled order, the CoR will be issued. ”
Uzodinma , former Chairman , Senate Committee on Aviation and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress , was ordered to be inaugurated as governor with immediate effect .
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