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Certificate of Return: Court fixes date to decide Okorocha’s fate
A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Friday, June 7, 2019, for judgment in the suit by former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Okorocha is seeking a court order to compel INEC to issue him a certificate of return.
The presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, chose the date for judgment, after entertaining final arguments from lawyers representing parties in the case.
The immediate past Imo State Governor, by the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/296/2019, is asking the court to, among others, compel the electoral umpire to issue him a certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District.
Okorcha maintained that INEC lacked the statutory powers to withhold his certificate of return, because he was validly elected to occupy the senatorial seat.
The former Governor equally wants the court to declare that INEC acted in error when it refused to recognise him as the winner of the senatorial election in Imo West district.
Okorocha argued that the Returning Officer had declared that he won the election.