The senator representing Imo North district in the National Assembly, Benjamin Uwajumogu, has decried the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with a certificate of return as senator-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Uwajumogu said the non-issuance of the document to him was denying him the opportunity of seeking for leadership position in the 9th assembly.
INEC had reversed itself on the senatorial election in Imo North (Okigwe zone), declaring it inconclusive after declaring Uwajumogu duly returned as senator-elect.
This reversal came days after the INEC office in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area in the senatorial district was set ablaze by unidentified persons.
However, Uwajumogu in an interview with Daily Trust, claimed that he won the election.
He said the election was peacefully conducted with all the returns duly made.
He said, “INEC is relying on a court order obtained by one of the contestants to deny me the certificate of return.
“The election should not have been declared inconclusive because the exercise was duly conducted and official results issued.
“The problem is that one person went to court to obtain an injunction and I think that INEC should not use that excuse to deny me the certificate of return.”