Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Senate: Why we didn't give Okorocha Certificate of Return — INEC

By News Express on 15/03/2019

Views: 1,737

•Governor Okorocha
•Governor Okorocha

Contrary to earlier report that a winner has been declared for Imo North Senatorial District, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the election has not been decided.

This was even as INEC asked Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to contact it over the non-issue of certificate of return to him.

INEC had removed Okorocha’s name from list of elected senators with a note “result declared under duress.”

According to information on INEC’s website, there is no senator-elect for Imo North yet, as no name of candidate was filled. The INEC made a note: “Not decided” against the senatorial district.

Confirming that Imo North case has not been decided, INEC Director of Information and Voter Education, Oluwale Osase Uzzi, said there was a problem over it. He advised Okorocha to see the commission over his certificate of return.

He said: “We’ve taken decision on governor Okorocha and we will revisit it later. It is up to him to get across to the commission. As for the Imo North, it is true we declared the result, but, there was a problem later.”

Meanwhile, there are agitations in the state over delay in announcing the result of the senatorial and House of Representatives elections for Imo North and Okigwe South Federal constituency, which were concluded last Saturday.

The candidates for Imo North were Patrick Ndubueze (PDP),  Charles Onyirimba (APGA),  Ndubuisi Emenike (AA) and Senator Ben  Uwajumogu (APC). For the House Representatives for Okigwe South, the candidates were  Jonas Okeke (PDP),  Emeka Nwajiuba (Accord) and Chike Okafor (APC).

After the first election on February 23, INEC ordered a supplementary election in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area,  Ehime-Mbano Local Government Area and some booths in Onuimo Local Government Area,  Ihite Uboma and Obowo due to irregularities. The election held on March 9, but no result has been announced.

The Returning Officer for Imo North, Prof.  Ohajianya, allegedly announced Uwajumogu as winner, even while collation was ongoing. Due to massive outcry and prompt intervention of INEC headquarters,  the RO’s announcement was not recognised, and no certificate of return was issued, yesterday.

Sources revealed that the results for Imo North and  Okigwe South Federal Constituency have been moved to INEC headquarters, in Abuja, for further action.

Commenting on the Imo North, Senator Athan Achonu, who represented the senatorial zone before, urged INEC to declare the correct result.

Sourced from a Daily Sun report

 

Source News Express

Posted 15/03/2019 12:06:11 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: On Aba Military/Police Massacre...

APC wins 13 states as nine PDP governors-elect...

What we discussed with President Buhari in London...

Secret recordings prove missing journalist killed inside Saudi...

Nigeria, a country in chaos

BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram key leaders wiped out...

Trouble in Britain: Homes and streets flooded, London...

Buhari inaugurates ICPC Board, swears in Bolaji Owasanoye...

Buhari has resurrected the ghost of Biafra, By...

OGD has raised PDP’s profile — Delta PDP...

Sambo presents handover notes to APC

BREAKING: Explosion rocks New York

 

Latest News IPOB blasts Tinubu, calls him a disgrace to noble Yoruba ancestry NIPOST Board moves to avert strike, summons emergency meeting of Union, Postmaster-General Umahi swears-in new Ebonyi Chief Judge 5 repentant kidnappers surrender to police How I slept with my brother-in-law in error – Housewife Atiku, PDP play 'rigging' videos in court Siasia opens up on mother’s kidnap COZA saga: Outrage as CAN sides with Fatoyinbo over rape allegations Police parade 13 suspected kidnappers of Buhari’s district head Cultists gun down final year varsity student in Cross River Notorious kidnapper arrested in Abia Stray bullet kills innocent man as SARS, armed robbers battle in Lagos

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (506,842 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (430,596 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (372,159 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,103 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (281,388 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (246,746 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,234 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (221,588 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,383 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,095 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (187,775 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,481 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,351) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,070) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (210) Entertainment (634) Features (776) Global Business Monitor (394) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,709) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (334) News (48,642) Opinion (1,288) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,151) Religion (1,048) Sports (2,094) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera