The new Senate president, Ahmed Lawan on Thursday, June 13, swore in the former Imo governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as senator representing the state's west senatorial district.
Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which Okorocha signed necessary documents, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had 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.
Legit.ng gathered that the electoral commission complied with the directive on Tuesday, June 11, following a meeting of its management.
In an earlier publication, Legit.ng reported that a high court sitting in Imo state reportedly directed INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.
The presiding judge, Ngozi Ukoha, restrained INEC from “departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election.”
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