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Finally, INEC issues Imo senator-elect, Uwajimogun Certificate of Return

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has yielded to a court order and issued Certificate of Return to Benjamin Uwajimogun, the Imo North Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.

During a brief ceremony at INEC headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, Uwajimogun received the certificate with his friends and supporters as witnesses.

While commending the judiciary for standing by the truth, he equally applauded INEC for obeying court order.

Uwajimogun said he would be committed to serving Imo North better than he did in The 8th Senate.

He equally commended the people of Imo North for not taking laws into their hands.

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An Abuja Federal High Court had over three weeks ago ordered INEC to issue certificate of return to the senator-elect.

Uwajumogu and his supporters had on Monday stormed INEC office in Abuja to protest the commission’s refusal to issue him a certificate of return.

Reacting to the protest, INEC had said, “We must study the court judgment before we can comply. As a commission, we must obey court orders. Even if we are not satisfied, we will obey first before we appeal.”

It explained further that “the said judgment could not undergo the regular processes and procedures of the commission and must wait for the next commission meeting.”

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