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Court Orders INEC Not To Issue Certificate Of Return To Rochas Okorocha

The battle to stop Okorocha from going to the Senate took another dimension on Saturday as the INEC was ordered not to issue him a Certificate of Return.

The Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday not issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha as a senator-elect for Imo West.

The court, in a suit filed by Hon. Jones Onyeriri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West, ordered that the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice The presiding judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, adjourned the case till June 5, 2019, for hearing.

INEC had declined to issue Certificate of Return to Okorocha who was the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after the returning officer alleged that he was forced to declare him winner under duress.

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