The outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha urges the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently present him his certificate of return as the Senator-Elect for the Imo West Senatorial district election, stating that witholding his certificate of return might cause political problems to the country in future.

Okorocha said that INEC has no moral or constitutional justification for withholding his certificate of return following the allegations of a returning officer (REC).

Okorocha while Addressing newsmen on Tuesday at the government house in Owerri, said he doesn’t understand why a mere allegation of a returning officer(REC) talking about duress, which has not been proven by anybody, will stop INEC from giving him his certificate of return.

Okorocha said:

“I cannot understand why an individual’s report of a professor who lied, will now be taken more than the report by the Nigeria Police, State Security Service, that said there was no crisis, everything was peaceful. The returning officer should be called to order.”

He went further to urge INEC to release his Certificate of return so the issue will not cause any constitutional and political problem for the country in future.

Recall that INEC has said it will not release the Governor’s certificate of return following the allegations of the returning officer who said he declared okorocha winner out of duress.


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