INEC Withdraws Certificate of Return From PDP Senator-Elect

In compliance with a ruling by a federal high court in Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn the certificate of return from Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and gave it to Ned Nwoko.

A federal high court in Abuja in a recent ruling said that Nwoko, a former member of house of representatives was the winner of February 23 primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party for Delta North Senatorial District.

According to the presiding judge, Ahmed Muhammed, Mr Nwoko scored 453 votes to beat Mr Nwaoboshi, who came second with 405 votes. Mr Nwaoboshi, who is the sitting senator of the Delta North Senatorial District, had immediately appealed the ruling.

It is however yet unclear why the INEC decided to go ahead and issued a certificate of return to Mr. Nwoko. Nwoko received the certificate on Friday amidst jubilation from his supporters.