Certificate Of Return: Okorocha Reveals What INEC 'Is Planning For Him'
Inec Omits Okorocha’s Name From List Of Senators-elect

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may be planning to organise a special event to issue him a certificate of return.

Okorocha stated this against the backdrop of the omission of his name from those that the electoral umpire issued certificates of return.

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Okorocha was suspended from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on March 1 over alleged anti-party activities by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

Though he was said to have won the Imo West Senatorial election held on 23 February, INEC omitted his name from those it issued certificates of return.

Okorocha, while debunking the allegation, said some persons who are opposed to his election’s victory are working to rig him out.

“Those behind the plot, are however, not smart in executing the project to rig me and my son in-law who is the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) Uche Nwosu out,” he said.

He alleged that Ihedioha did not have the needed spread of 25 per cent votes across the Local Government Areas of the state as required by law to emerge winner.

“I am sure you are aware that I was conspicuously absent at the certificates issuance ceremony,” he added.

“I was not there because Inec has removed my name from the list of elected Senators, having been declared the winner by the zonal returning officer. I am actually waiting to hear why Inec struck my name out.

“I think probably Inec must be trying to do something special, because I understand that once results have been declared and returns made, then you are bound to be issued a certificate of return.”