Imo North: Court fixes date for ruling on Uwajumogu’s case as senator-elect
The Federal High Court Abuja yesterday fixed Thursday, 20th June for judgement on the issuance of certificate of return to Senator-elect for Imo North senatorial district.
Following adoption of written addresses by the four respondents, Justice Taiwo Taiwo fixed the date for judgement.
Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen Benjamin Uwajumogu, had approached the court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue certificate of return to him as senator-elect.
The respondents are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Action Alliance (AA).
The senatorial election in Imo North was declared inconclusive as a result of alleged violence and irregularities.
Sequel to this, INEC had announced the setting up of a committee to look into the situation of Imo North senatorial election.
However, Uwajumogu approached the court to stop the committee’s sitting and for an order compelling INEC to issue him certificate of return as he claimed that his election was not declared under duress by the returning officer.
Following report of the committee, INEC announced that it has suspended all further proceedings and actions in the Imo North senatorial election.