Sen. Uwajumogu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Mr. Benjamin Uwajumogu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the validly elected Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District.

Delivering the judgment on Thursday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said the decision of INEC to review the outcome of the 2019 Senatorial Election is a contravention of the Electoral Act.

The court  held that the electoral body was bound by law to issue the Certificate of Return to Mr. Uwajumogu based on the declaration of the Returning Officer who announced him as the duly elected Senator for the district.

The court had on April 9 ordered INEC to stay all further proceedings and actions connected with the declaration of Imo North Senatorial District election results of February 23 and March 9, 2019 pending the determination of the application for prohibition.