The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC today issued a  certificate of return to Uche Ogah as the Governor of Abia state.

INEC'S Director of Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, says this follows an order by the Abuja Federal High Court mandating  INEC to immediately issue certificate of return to Mr. Ogah who came second at the last Peoples Democratic Party primaries in the state.

However, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has filed an appeal to upturn the High Court Judgment, which means that Ogah will have to wait for the verdict of the Appellate Court before he could get to the seat.

At present, Ikpeazu has said that he remains the state governor despite that INEC had issued certificate of return to Ogah.