The Senator representing Abia North, Mao Ohuabunwa, has revolted against Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presentation of Certificate of Return to former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Senator Ohuabuanwa who lodged a complaint in Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, prayed to the court to restrain the electoral body from recognising Kalu, as the winner of the senatorial election in the district.
The lawmaker also pleaded with the court to stop INEC from presenting a certificate of return to the former governor who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Ohuabunwa was the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The statement read, “As law abiding citizens, we have today filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, asking it to restrain INEC from issuing a certificate of return to the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, in the said inconclusive election in Abia North.
“The PDP candidate, Senator Ohuabunwa, in the exparte motion filed by his lead counsel, Chief Ukpai Ukairo, is asking the court to stop the commission from recognising the APC candidate as duly elected.
“The organisation had earlier in a petition to the commission insisted that it would amount to double standard for INEC to issue certificate of return to Kalu despite our petition.”