Facts has emerged on how the National Commissioner incharge of South of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Mr Lawrence Nwuruku deceived the electoral body and the President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Dr Uche Ogah.
Investigations has revealed that Nwuruku, as INEC’s South-East commissioner had advised the commission to cancel the April 11th, 2015 governorship election in Abia State, despite the clearly margin lead of Governor Ikpeazu of PDP against Alex Otti of APGA.
Recall After cancelling results from some LGAs in the state, INEC declared the April 11 election inconclusive, and Nwuruku, as the commissioner in charge, also advised INEC to conduct a supplementary election on the April 25th, 2015, in the canceled areas.
After the April 25th election, which concluded the inconclusive April 11th 2015 governorship election, Governor Ikpeazu, having scored the highest number of votes in both elections, was declared winner and returned as governor-elect.
On April 28th, 2015, the day INEC issued Dr Ikpeazu with his Certificate of Return as Abia Governor-elect at the INEC office in Umuahia, Nwuruku was there in flesh and blood. In fact, it was Nwuruku that issued Rt. Hon. Udo Oko Chukwu his Certificate of Return as Abia Deputy Governor-elect.
Nwuruku was part and parcel of the conduct of the 2015 governorship elections in Abia,and he knew that no winner emerged on the 11th of April 2015 as governor of Abia State.
The big question now is: why did he chose to deceive INEC?
The Certificate of return issued to Dr Uche Ogah by Mr Lawrence Nwuruku bear April 11th 2015 as the day the Governorship election in Abia State was conducted instead of April 11th and 25th 2015 as boldly written on the original Certificate of Return Issued to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
It is now evidently clear that the actors of the June 30th Failed Coup in Abia State thought that what happened in Anambra in 2003 could be repeated in Abia State,but the enemies of Abia Has been put to shame