The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it would not present a certificate of return to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said this during an interview today.
He explained that the electoral body took the decision because the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district election that he declared Governor Okorocha as the winner “under duress”.
Although the governor insisted he won the elections fairly and that his victory was not declared under duress, his name was not on the list of those to be given a certificate of return and despite his protests against the decision, he wasn’t given a certificate when winners got theirs last week.
Asked whether the commission investigated the claim and confirmed that it was true, Okoye responded in the affirmative.