Court orders INEC not to issue certificate of returns to Okorocha
Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s ambition to become a senator has suffered a major setback as a High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue a Certificate of Return to him as a senator-elect for Imo West.
The High Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday, gave the order following a suit filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West Hon Jones Onyeriri against the INEC.
The court ordered that the status quo be maintained until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The presiding judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, adjourned the case till June 5 2019, for hearing.
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