Angry Protesters issue 5-day ultimatum to INEC over Okorocha’s Certificate of return

Some angry protesters has on Wednesday compass the National Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the seizure of Ex Governor of Imo state Mr. Rochas Okorocha’s certificate of Return.

According to report reaching TalkmillTv, The angry protesters has also gave INEC a 5-day ultimatum starting from Thursday up till Monday to release Okorocha’s Certificate of Return else they would mobilise one million Nigerians to occupy the headquarters of the Commission indefinitely.

In a protest letter issued on Wednesday and signed by Olisaemeka Onyeka, APC South East Zonal Youth Leader and five other youth leaders, the group of protesters said the INEC had no right to hold on to the certificate.

“We are writing this letter to protest against the decision of INEC to withhold the Certificate of Return of the Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, winner of the Imo North Senatorial District.

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“At the concluded National Assembly, the returning officer had declared Govornor Okorocha winner of Imo North Senatorial District after the election on February 23rd and a supplementary election on March 9th.

“It, however, came as a surprise when same commission alleged that the announcement was made under duress.

“Specifically, the returning officer announced Governor Okorocha winner of the National Assembly election in the presence of all security agencies, print and traditional media and INEC’S spokesperson who was also at the venue.

“We again remind the INEC that once declaration was made by an election returning officer, the commission has no right to withhold the winner’s Certificate of Return,” the group said.

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