FEDERAL HIGH COURT ORDERS INEC TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF RETURN TO ROCHAS OKOROCHA

Written by on June 7, 2019

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Justice Okon Abang today ruled that the having been declared by the Returning Officer as the winner of the February 23 senatorial election for Imo West Senatorial District, INEC has no reason not to issue him certificate of return.

The judge held that petitions to the election tribunal under Section 133 of the Electoral Act should be made by the losers, and not the person declared winner whether under duress or not.


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