Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed gratitude after receiving his Certificate of Return as the Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly.
Naija News recalls that Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja High Court had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Okorocha his certificate of Return.
In a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, the governor commended INEC for the ruling of the court and issuing him his certificate.
The former governor said that he was happy that the issuance of the certificate of return received national and international attention.
Okorocha also commended the INEC Returning Officer, Prof Innocent Ibeabuchi who said that he declared him(Okorocha) Senator-elect under duress.
The statement read in part, “With the release of his certificate of return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, former governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has thanked God.
“He also thanked Nigerians for their concern and solidarity all through the period his certificate of return was an issue.
“He also expressed gratitude to the judiciary for being there for those who hunger for justice.”