Written by on March 21, 2019


Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with a certificate of return as the Senator- elect for Imo West Senatorial District.

It will be recalled that the electoral body had declined to issue Governor Okorocha with a certificate of return on the grounds that the results were announced by its official under duress.

In the suit marked filed by his lawyer, Kehinde Ogunwumiju, the governor argued that, having been declared winner of the election, INEC has no power to withhold his Certificate of return.
During the court session yesterday, the presiding justice, Taiwo Taiwo said that the Governor Okorocha’s closest rival, Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in addition to the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election, Osita Izunaso will be included as the second and third defendants in the suit.

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