Protesters Give INEC UltimatumšŸ”Š on Okorochaā€™s CertificatešŸ“œ of Return

Aggrieved protesters have given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), up till next Monday to release the Certificate of Return of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha or they will mobilise one million Nigerians to occupy the headquarters of the Commission indefinitely.

The protesters issued the ultimatum to INEC yesterday when they besieged the national headquarters of INEC to demand the immediate release of the Okorochaā€™s certificate of return as senator-elect.

Okorocha contested the Imo North senatorial election and was declared winner by the Returning Officer who then turned around to say he announced the result under duress.

Based on the allegation by the Returning Officer, INEC decided to hold on to the Certificate, stressing that INEC only issued certificate to people who genuinely won elections.

However, the group in a protest letter signed by Olisaemeka Onyeka, APC South East Zonal Youth Leader and five other youth leaders said the INEC had no right to hold on to the certificate.

They insisted that the result was announced in the presence of security agencies, other party officials as well as the media, adding that there was no sign of intimidation or duress.

Source: daily post ng

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