By JOHN Meziem
The chairman of Imo State APC Elder’s Council, Dr. Sir E.J.K Onyebuchi, has taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the cleaners for its refusal to issue Certificate of Return to Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Onyebuchi who describes INEC’s refusal to issue COR to Uwajumogu despite a federal high court directive as undemocratic, therefore called on the election empire to do the needful.
He disclosed this in an open letter dated 24th July 2019, addressed to INEC chairman and availed Daily Nigerian Horn.
“INEC, listen, let not your virtue trips. Whenever we have a group of wise men like INEC, let them all be wise, so that we can interpret whatever they say in the context of their acknowledged wisdom.
“I have tried to be objective in criticizing INEC. On this basis, I am bound to observe that INEC who by commission or omission issued the certificate of return to Owelle Rochas Okorocha due to the Federal High Court directive, should also either by accident or by design issue certificate of return to Sen. Ben Uwajumogu as directed by the Federal High Court. This monocratic act of INEC to Sen. Ben Uwajumogu has provoked an alloy of inexpressible sadness to many patriotic Nigerians. WHAT A MODESTY OF AUTHORITY IS THIS.
“As a committed democrat, I consider it undemocratic for INEC not have issued the certificate of return to Sen. Ben Uwajumogu despite the Federal High Court directive to INEC. Therefore, I am calling upon INEC fearlessly, bluntly, candidly and patriotically to release immediately the certificate of return to Sen. Ben Uwajumogu without further delay.”