Elections 2019: Senator-elect leads protesters to INEC headquarters over certificate of return. Benjamin Uwajumogu, a senator-elect from Imo north, has taken protest to the INEC headquarter over his certificate of return.
The senator-elect said the electoral body is using unnecessary committee to delay giving him the mandate he won WHAT DOES LOVE MEANS TO YOU The non-issuance of certificate remained despite a court order on Friday, July 5, asking the commission to issue him the certificate Benjamin Uwajumogu, senator-elect of Imo north, has led some protesters to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters over non-issuance of certificate of return to him.
The Cable reports that INEC earlier had to set up a committee to look into various allegations of misconduct after Uwajumogu was declared winner. Uwajumogu challenged the decision, saying that the electoral body is only “using the excuse of committee to deny” him the certificate he ought to have received.
A federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, July 5, ordered that INEC must issue the senator-elect his certificate, a decision the body failed to comply with. While addressing newsmen on Monday, July 22, the senator wondered why a committee had to be set up after he had been declared a winner. He said: “Some of them that have been given certificates did not have to go through any committee before they were given.
Why is my own going through this process? SHOOTING AT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS POLICE PREVENT SHI’ITE MEMBER’S Why is INEC using the excuse of the committee to deny us our certificate of return when a court has given an order? “We are asking INEC to produce that certificate of return and they must produce it and we asking them to produce it to forestall a breakdown of law and order.
The development was announced by the electoral body on Tuesday, April 16, via a statement signed by Mallam Mohammed Haruna who is the national commissioner and member of INEC information and voter education committee. Big thanks to legit.com.