A coalition of groups has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to avoid contempt of court by immediately issuing certificate of return to Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as ordered by an Abuja High Court.

The coalition jointly signed by Amos Shelley of Integrity Africa,  Sani Yusuf Danmasani  on behalf of Arewa Youths Movement For Justice and Good Governance, and Comrade Idris Abubakar Salanke for Northern APC Youths Vanguard, was made available to newsmen in Kaduna.

The group said they are disappointed about INEC’s refusal to present certificate of return to Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu of Imo North Senatorial District almost three weeks after a competent High Court ordered same.        

They informed that in a suit, an Abuja High Court, presided by Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo on July 4th, ordered the INEC in his Judgment, in the suit filed by Senator Uwajumogu as appellant in a suit said that, INEC under law, lacked powers to review declaration of the applicant returned elected.

It said the INEC does not have the power or right under any law in Nigeria to review or otherwise deal with any question related or connected the declaration or return of the Applicant for Imo North Senatorial District Election held on the 23rd of February 2019.