Court orders INEC to issue certificate of return to Okorocha .

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the decision of INEC to refuse to present former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, with a certificate of return as senator-elect.
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Justice Okon Abang ruled that the decision to deprive Okorocha of the certificate, falls outside the provisions of the law and was therefore a lawless decision.
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According to the court, only the returning officer of the INEC had the constitutional authority to declare a winner.
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Mr Abang said any person declared a winner by the returning officer remains a winner until petitioners succeed in upturning the declaration at the election tribunal.
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INEC had initially stated that it refused to give Okorocha certificate of return after the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district said he was compelled to declare him winner. – #regrann

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