High Court sitting in Osisioma, Abia State, has issued an injunction restraining the Chief Judge of Abia State from swearing Uche Ogah as the new governor of Abia State.

This came as INEC advanced reasons for its decision to issue a Certificate of Return to Mr Uche Ogah who came second at the last PDP governorship primaries in Abia State.

INEC National Commissioner in charge of the South East, Amb. Lawrence Nwuruku said the commission only kowtowed to the lawful order of a court.

However, responding, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, who had filed an appeal against the ruling expressed shock at the hurry at which INEC issued a certificate of return to his rival.

Ikpeazu had in a statement earlier on Thursday, urged the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding despite the issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah.

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