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ABIA POWER TUSSLE | INEC Accused of Issuing Fake Certificate

by on July 23, 2016
 

The Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, has faulted the certifi­cate of return issued to Dr. Uche Ogah by the Inde­pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC), say­ing it is fake.

According to the Public­ity Secretary of PDP in the state, Chief Don Ubani who addressed newsmen yester­day in Umuahia, the non- capture of the date of the April 25th supplementary election on the COR makes the document fake.

He explained that while the April 11 and April 25 dates for the main and sup­plementary elections were aptly captured in the genu­ine certificate of return al­ready issued to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, the date for the supplementary poll was co­piously omitted in the one issued to Ogah .

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The PDP Spokesman ar­gued that since the April 11 main election did not pro­duce any winner, hence the supplementary election, it would be an illegality to is­sue certificate of return to Ogah based on an incon­clusive election.

Ubani said Ogah’s desper­ation to become governor at all cost made INEC to com­mit the “grievous omission which cannot be tolerated”.

“Desperation, conspiracy and pecuniary inducement blindfolded them from get­ting the right date”, Ubani said.

He further said that sack­ing Ikpeazu based on alle­gation of falsification of tax certificate was baseless and cruelty against him as he had been a public servant whose taxes were deduct­ed from source before his emergence.

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PDP said Ikpeazu remains the authentic governor of Abia State who was valid­ly elected by the people as Ogah never participated in any election.

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