👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Rochas Okorocha has now been presented with a Certificate of Return to the Senate.
The certificate acknowledges the former Governor of Imo State as the winner of the recent election in Imo West Senatorial District.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had refused to issue the certificate stating that the result favouring the former Governor was announced by its Returning Officer, was done under duress.
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Senator Okorocha, who was suspended by the ruling All Progressives Congress after supporting his son-in-law’s Governorship ambition through a rival party, approached the court over the matter.
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In its ruling, the Federal High Court in Abuja, ordered the electoral empire to ensure it “publish and circulate the name of the plaintiff as the senator-elect representing Orlu Imo West Senatorial District.”
The Court ruled that “the issue of duress is unknown to both the Electoral Act and the Constitution.”