BEVERLY HILLS, June 13, (THEWILL) – Former Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was on Thursday sworn in as Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.
Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which Okorocha signed necessary documents.
THEWILL recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Tuesday issued a Certificate of Return to the former governor, as the winner of the Imo West Senatorial District election.
A Federal High Court in Abuja, the nation’s capital, directed the commission to issue him the certificate.
INEC had withheld the certificate over statement by the returning officer that he was forced to declare Okorocha as winner of the election.
Displeased by the action, Okorocha proceeded to get a court injunction which ordered INEC to issue the certificate.