The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, March 14, presented certificates of return to the senators-elect, excluding the outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha whose election as a senator is being reviewed by the Commission.
Platinum.ng had earlier reported that the presiding officer in Okorocha’s unit who announced the Governor as winner of the Imo West senatorial election had said he made the declaration under duress.
It is based on the confession of the presiding officer that the commission removed Okorocha’s name from the elected senators’ list and said it is reviewing the situation in the district.
The presentation of certificates to the 100 other senators-elect was held at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja.
The national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, congratulated the elected senators in his opening speech.
He said INEC looks forward to working with the new senators for the good of the nation.