The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 27, issued a certificate of return to the Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha.
The Nation reports that the certificate was presented to the governor-elect by Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the INEC resident electoral commissioner in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that apart from Ihedioha, 27 members of Imo House of Assembly elected in the March 9 election were also issued return certificate by INEC.
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Ihedioha, upon receiving his certificate from the commission, promised to maintain fairness in his government.
He also boasted to be the "Imo governor in the real sense of the word," promising to rule the state by the rule of law.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a poll observer group known as the Women Fest for Better Life Living Initiative berated INEC for withholding the certificate of return of Governor Rochas Okorocha, the Imo West senator-elect.
Claiming that INEC was going beyond its limit, the group maintained that the electoral body had no right to withhold such document meant for any candidate that won an election.
INEC has insisted that it will not present certificate of return to Okorocha after its official claimed he announced the governor winner of the election under duress.
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