Just in: Okorocha missing as senators-elect receive certificates of return

Just in: Okorocha missing as senators-elect receive certificates of return

Rochas Okorocha has lost out as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made good it’s word of not recognising his election into the Senate.

His name was missing among the Senate-elect who received their certificate of returns at the International Conference Centre on Thursday, March 14.

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Okorocha was alleged to have forced the returning officer to announce his name as the winner of the senatorial election and, in reaction, INEC placed an embargo on his name, insisting it would not recognise any victory declared under duress.

The commission said it will not recognise the outgoing governor of Imo, as a senator-elect because of the controversy during the collation process.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Imo state resident electoral commissioner, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, was accused by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha of wrecking democracy in the state over the worrisome manner he has handled the conduct of the 2019 elections in the state.

The governor leveled the accusation while speaking to youths protesting over the conduct of the 2019 elections in the state at the Imo Government House on Wednesday, March 13.

Legit.ng gathered that Okorocha said Ezeonu had shown that he was brought to Imo after the 2015 elections to return the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in the state.

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Okorocha pointed out that the PDP candidate who was declared winner of the governorship election in the state, Emeka Ihedioha, did not meet the constitutional requirement of 25 percent spread in at least two-third of the local governments in the state, before being declared winner.

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Source: Legit.ng

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