Senator-elect representing the Imo North senatorial district, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu on Monday staged a protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Senator in his protest is demanding the immediate release of his certificate of return being withheld by the Nigeria’s electoral umpire.
Recall that Uwajumogu had secured an order of a Federal High Court in Abuja directing the Commission to release the certificate of return.
Naija News understands that in about three weeks after the judgement, INEC was yet to comply with the judgement of the court.
INEC had claimed that the Senator was wrongly declared winner of the election, saying it has set up a committee to investigate the veracity or otherwise of claims of misconduct during the election, a decision he challenged in Court.
The Director General of Benjamin Uwajumogu campaign organisation, Matthew Omegara said during the protest that INEC should be held responsible for any break down of law and order in the area, giving the commission 24 hours to release the certificate of return.
Speaking to newsmen at the INEC office, the APC Senator said; “why is my own different. Why is INEC looking for excuses to deny us our certificate of return when a court of competent jurisdiction has given an order.
“I am here today to collect my certificate of return, but INEC has refused to issue me the certificate. I am asking them to do that to forestall break down of law and order. We are prepared to do whatever it will take to get our certificate of return”
Source: Naija News