JUST IN: Okorocha to be recognised as senator as court orders INEC to give him certificate of return

JUST IN: Okorocha to be recognised as senator as court orders INEC to give him certificate of return

Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State has been asked to be given certificate of return as senator elect by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A federal High court in Abuja on Friday made this judgement as it condemned the decision of INEC on refusal to give certificate to Mr Rochas.

Before now, the electoral body had said it refused to give Mr Okorocha certificate of return after the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district said he was compelled to declare the ex governor.


Meanwhile, Justice Okon Abang, only “the returning officer of the INEC had the constitutional authority to declare a winner and any person declared a winner by the returning officer remains a winner until petitioners succeed in upturning the declaration at the election tribunal.”

He further ruled that INEC decision on the matter was “lawless and a complete nullity.”

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