Protesters Storm INEC Office In Abuja, Issue 5-day Ultimatum On Okorocha’s Certificate Of Return

Published 9 months ago by: success Xenab
at 23-05-2019 08:31AM (9 months ago)

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APC South East Youth caucus on Wednesday, besieged the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja to demand the immediate release of the Certificate of Return of Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha.

This is even as they gave the Commission up till Monday to release the certificate or they (the group) will mobilise one million Nigerians to occupy the headquarters of INEC.

Okorocha contested the Imo North senatorial elections and was declared the winner by the Returning Officer who then turned around to say he announced the result under duress.

Based on the allegation by the Returning Officer, INEC therefore decided to hold on to the Certificate, stressing that ‘INEC only issue certificate to people who genuinely won elections’.

However, the group in a protest letter signed by Olisaemeka Onyeka, APC South East Zonal Youth Leader and five other youth leaders said the INEC had no right to hold on to the certificate.

They insisted that the result was announced in the presence of security agencies, other party officials as well as the media, adding that there was no sign of intimidation or duress.

“We are writing this letter to protest the decision of INEC to withhold the certificate of return of the Executive Governor of Imo State His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha winner of the Imo North Senatorial District.

Reacting to the protest, Mr Kelechi Madumene, an Assistant Director in the Commission, while commending the protesters for a ‘peaceful’ protest, informed them that the matter was already in court.

He said that it would amount to subjudice to as much as comment on the matter that was already before the court of law.

He, however, assured them that the commission will do the right thing within the dictates of the law.

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Brave5500 at 23-05-2019 11:59AM (9 months ago)
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Jobless people... how much where u paid to carried out this rubbish
tonyigho at 23-05-2019 12:13PM (9 months ago)
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Quote from: Brave5500 on 23-05-2019 11:59AM
Jobless people... how much where u paid to carried out this rubbish
    very correct.
WhaleDog at 23-05-2019 03:46PM (9 months ago)
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Dem don collect salary ! Ologuruku dem ,okorocha political touts