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Court Restrains INEC From Issuing Certificate Of Return To Okorocha

The Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has requested that the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) ought not to issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha as a congressperson chooses for Imo West.

The court, in a suit recorded by Hon. Jones Onyeriri, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Senatorial contender for Imo West, requested that the norm be kept up until the meeting and assurance of the Motion on NoticeThe directing judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, dismissed the case till June 5, 2019, for hearing.

INEC had declined to issue Certificate of Return to Okorocha who was the senatorial competitor of the All Progressives Congress, APC after the returning officer affirmed that he was compelled to pronounce him champ under coercion.