The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained its inability to issue a Certificate of Return to the new Governor of Imo state, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, saying it has not been served with the order of the Supreme Court to that effect.
The electoral body in a terse statement by the Chief Press Secretary to its Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi however, promised to do the needful once it received the enrolled order.
“Please be informed that the Commission is yet to be served with the enrolled order of the Supreme Court judgement, therefore, we cannot issue the Certificate of Return to the APC candidate yet. However, once the Commission receives the enrolled order, the CoR will be issued”, INEC stated.
The Supreme Court had on Tuesday declared the APC candidate who came a distant 4th, the duly elected governor of the State sacking Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP.