Rocha’s Okorocha Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC, As Same INEC Vows To Challenge The Move In Court
Embattled former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha is in the news again, as he received his Certificate of Return from INEC, yesterday after the inauguration of the NASS members.
INEC acting in compliance with the ruling of an Abuja High Court, which directed it to issue the certificate to Okorocha, has however vowed to appeal the judgement as soon as possible.
Okorocha, who was given the certificate at exactly 6.14pm on Tuesday said.
“At exactly 6.14 pm, this evening, after the inauguration of the 9th assembly, I was invited by INEC, that my certificate is ready and I have just come to collect it.
“I take it to be God’s time. I believe that justice delayed is justice denied, but all the same for the sake of our nation, I accepted it, ”
INEC however, issued a press statement same Tuesday, through Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja.
Okoye said they issued the certificate to Okorocha in compliance with the High Court directive, to demonstrate their commitment to obeying court judgement, despite having reservations in some of them.
We assure Nigerians that we will not waiver in our determination to enthrone a credible electoral process in Nigeria. And so, we will appeal against the said judgement”.