Uche-Ogah-1A major constitutional crisis is looming in Abia State as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued certificate of return to Uchechukwu Ogah as governor-elect of Abia State.

This is even as Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he has appealed against the Abuja High Court judgement, which on Monday sacked him as governor of the state.

The court presided over by Justice Okon Abang had ruled that Governor Ikpeazu was in default of his tax payment‎, and ordered INEC to immediately issue certificate of return to Uche Ogah as governor-elect.

INEC obeyed the court order on Thursday morning at its National Headquarters shortly before the stakeholders’ meeting on the suspended rerun elections in Rivers, Imo, Kogi and Kano states.

Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku, INEC commissioner in charge of South East, who later addressed journalists at the venue of the meeting, said the commission merely obeyed a court order.

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