Certificate of Return to Ogah: CNPP Praises INEC, Buhari
The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has commended the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for promptly issuing
Certificate of Return to Dr. Uche Ogah as the Abia State Governor in line
with the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which sacked Mr. Okezie
Ikpeazu as the state Governor.
The CNPP observed that the development was a positive indicator that
Nigerian democracy is advancing, adding that the action of the electoral
umpire was also a pointer to the level of non-interference in the electoral
and judicial processes in the country by the Muhammadu Buhari
The conference in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its National
Chairman, Alhaji Balarabe Musa and the Secretary General, Chief Willy
Ezugwu noted that “what has happened in Abia State shows that the era of
impunity is behind us.
“There is hope in our democratic future as a county as any country where
impunity is the norm never survives.
“President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) must be commended for this singular
demonstration of courage to do what is right in line with the court
judgment that ordered the issuance of the Certificate of return to Dr. Uche
Ogah who came second in the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party
“The prompt action taken by INEC to obey the judgment of the Abuja Federal
High court that nullified the candidature of Ikpeazu as the Abia State
Governor has shown that democracy is working in Nigeria”, the statement
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