The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Friday pronounced that it would not give the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rochas Okorocha, his return certificate until a court of competent jurisdiction says something else.
Disclosing this at a press conference in Abuja, INEC’s National Commissioner and chairman of information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye said since the case is in the court, the commission would not do anything besides rather comply with the decision of the court.
Review that the governor of Imo of Imo state had flaunted that no one has the right to deny him his justified certificate of return and in this manner went to court. In any case, for INEC, Okorocha has announced victor under duress as claimed by the returning officer for Imo west senatorial election Francis Ibeawuchi.
“Since the matter is as of now in court, the best thing isn’t to prejudge the issue that is in court, yet to enable the legal procedures to go through.
“If at the end of the day, the court gives an order that we should give him his certificate of return, obviously, the commission will comply with the order
“If on the other hand, the court takes a different position and makes other consequential orders in relation to the conduct of the elections in Imo West, we will also comply with whatever order the court gives. “As of today, the matter is pending in court, the best thing to do is to wait for the outcome of the judicial process.”