- INEC has been restrained from issuing a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial election by an Owerri high court
- The presiding Judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, says the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the motion on notice
It doesn’t seem like the outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, will be getting a certificate of return anytime soon as an Owerri high court has issued an order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from reversing its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial election.
The Nation newspaper reports that the order given by the presiding Judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, who ruled that the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The order followed a suit which was filled by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Imo west Jones Onyeriri against INEC.
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has been lamenting over his treatment by the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okorocha who has been at loggerhead with some senior members of the party, says he has been wondering if all he did for the APC was worth it.
The governor made the comment when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated some projects in the state on Thursday, May 23.
The governor said he had worked passionately for the ruling party but what he got in return was the seizure of his certificate of return and constant hounding by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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