Okorocha Laments Over Delay In Getting Certificate Of Return

Former Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha on Monday disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had yet to issue him with a Certificate of Return as a senator-elect.

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Concise News reports that Okorocha, the Imo West senator-elect, lamented that despite a federal High Court judgment ordering the electoral body to release his certificate of return, it is yet to do so.

The former governor, in a statement issued in Owerri by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, said: “The attention of the former governor of lmo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to fake photo news showing where he is holding what appears like a certificate purportedly issued to him by INEC.

“The photograph in question expectedly has been trending on social media. And we have been receiving calls from well-meaning Nigerians to that effect, either congratulating the former governor or to confirm the authenticity of the photo news.

“The truth is that the photograph is fake and didn’t emanate from us. On our side, we don’t engage in awkward actions.

“When the former governor and the senator-elect for lmo West senatorial District receive his certificate of Return, we will duly inform the general public.”