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Okorocha Left Out As INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Senators-Elect


INEC Issues Certificates Of Return To Others Except Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued the certificate of return to newly elected senators.

But Naija News learned that the commission left out Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who won one of the senatorial seats in the state.

He was also absent as INEC issued certificate of returns at the International Conference Centre today.

Recall that Okorocha had said, INEC had no power to withhold his Certificate of return over a flimsy reason.

Let me tell every Nigerian that I fought no one and no one should fight me. If anyone fights me, he will be the loser at the end of it all. My INEC Certificate cannot be touched or seized, doing so is belittling democracy in Nigeria. It is only the Tribunal that has the right to say otherwise once a result is declared. INEC cannot seize my Certificate by mere petition written by somebody in a case I was not given the opportunity to present my own side of the story, he had said.

As earlier reported by this online medium, the returning officer for the senatorial election which Okorocha won, had come out to say he declared the result under duress.

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