The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued a return certificate to Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo state.
The commission had been directed to issue the certificate to the former governor by a Federal High court in Abuja on Friday, June 7, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the electoral commission complied with the directive on Tuesday, June 11, following a meeting of its management.
Other issues were also discussed during the meeting.
See a copy of the certificate below:
The commission also released a press statement on the development:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a high court sitting in Imo state directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo West senatorial district.
The presiding judge, Ngozi Ukoha, reportedly restrained INEC from “departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election.”
The judgment was reportedly dated Tuesday, June 11.
Ukoha gave the order while ruling on an application filed by Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliances (APGA), pending the determination of the motion on notice challenging the victory of Okorocha who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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