Okorocha Sworn-in As Senator
Written by Adekoya on June 13, 2019
The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has sworn-in former governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Chief Okorocha, the alleged controversially winner of Imo West Senatorial election, could not participate in the inauguration of the Ninth Senate on Tuesday because he was yet to collect his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A Federal High Court, however, mandated INEC to issue the certificate of return.
The commission initially refused to issue the former governor a certificate of return after the returning officer in the Imo West Senatorial election said he declared chief Okorocha winner “under duress.”