"You Can’t Seize My Certificate" – Gov. Rochas Okorocha Warns INEC

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no right to withhold his certificate of return.

The governor stated this on Wednesday when some of his supporters marched to the government house to protest the conduct of the just-concluded elections.

INEC had struck out Okorocha’s name from the list of senators-elect who will be presented with certificates on Thursday, saying the governor was declared winner “under duress”.

“I wonder why INEC will withhold my certificate for a frivolous reason, without hearing from me. I am not a violent person and those who know me know that,” he said.

“This is why we have peace in Imo state. The Returning Officer could not have done that under duress under the watchful eyes of the Police, DSS and party agents. I am not unmindful of the fact that those who are fighting me from Abuja are anxious to see me removed as a senator. I urge INEC to do the right thing immediately by releasing my certificate.

“Let me tell every Nigerian that I fought no one and no one should fight me. If anyone fights me, he will be the loser at the end of it all. My INEC Certificate cannot be touched or seized, doing so is belittling democracy in Nigeria. It is only the tribunal that has the right to say otherwise once a result is declared. INEC cannot seize my certificate by mere petition written by somebody in a case I was not given the opportunity to present my own side of the story.”

He also rejected the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP winner of the election, saying his son-in-law, with Uche Nwosu, candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), won by a landslide.

“Uche Nwosu won the election landslide, if you remove the manipulation results from Mbaise, Uche Nwosu won with over 50,000 votes, if you cannot declare him a winner because you have someone already, then they should go for a rerun because you cannot change the Constitution if the Federal Republic of Nigeria because you want to favour a candidate,” he said.

Published at: 08:18 AM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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topsy78 at 09:16 AM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
kp45 at 09:28 AM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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Nuisance in the country.
favourita at 10:24 AM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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God d one dat have d final say will do it Himself Tongue now dat u feel no one can confront u Embarrassed idiot fellows Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
christiano10 at 02:05 PM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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You should be greatful that you are free, by right you should be in jail by now and all those properties you fraudulently took from the state and individuals retrieved. But for sure, very soon all this will come to pass.
Patode at 05:08 PM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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If Okorocha believes in what he is saying, he should go to court.
olowoinlionsden at 06:36 PM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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The man seems to have a point here.  Unless the Certificate of Return was signed in the Government House, and the Security Officials he enumerated were not preset in situ , before INEC can justify its present action.
Brave5500 at 08:14 PM, 14/03/2019 (1 week ago)
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Go to hell looterd


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