- Ex governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, has commended INEC for finally issuing his return certificate
- Okorocha also commended the judiciary for doing the needful and for being there at the needed time
- The former governor expressed happiness over the resolution of the issue; expressing belief that it happened in God’s time
The immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for finally issuing his return certificate.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC had earlier issued the return certificate to Okorocha around 6pm on Tuesday, June 11.
Legit.ng gathers that Okorocha, who commended INEC for issuing him the certificate, said that he saw it as God’s time.
Okorocha commended the judiciary for doing the needful and for being there at the needed time, as well as serving as the last resort for the common citizens or anybody that felt oppressed.
“I also want to thank INEC for taking this bold step against all odds by issuing my Certificate of Return, which goes a long way to confirming that the allegation of duress was unfounded by a delay tactic by my detractors to slow down the process.
“I believe this is God’s time and I take it as God’s time. I am happy that finally the matter is resolved,” Okorocha said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission said it will appeal the judgment directing it to issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha.
INEC made the disclosure in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC on Tuesday, June 11 in Abuja.
He said the commission issued the certificate to Okorocha in compliance with an Abuja Federal High Court order that directed it to do so.
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