The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it will not present a certificate of return to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
INEC’s National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Mr. Festus Okoye, said this, yesterday.
He said the electoral body took the decision because the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district election said he declared governor Okorocha as the winner “under duress.”
Asked whether the commission investigated the claim and confirmed that it was true, Okoye said “Yes.”
“We’ve made it clear on why we didn’t present any certificate of return to him (Okorocha).
“If you look at our website, we said the declaration and return were made under duress and that we are not going to give any certificate to any person who procured a return under duress.”