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Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Ihedioha2019: 12:56pm On Mar 14
Okorocha absent as INEC presents certificate to senators-elect.

INEC issues certificates of return to new senators-elect
August 14, 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to senators-elect.

Conspicuously absent at the ceremony was the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, whose election as a senator is being reviewed by INEC.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Okorocha was declared the winner of the Imo West senatorial election. The presiding officer, however, said he was forced to make the declaration under duress. It is based on that that the electoral commission removed Mr Okorocha’s name from the elected senators’ list and said it is reviewing the situation in the district.

The presentation of certificates to the 100 other senators-elect was held at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja.

The national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, congratulated the elected senators in his opening speech.



He said INEC looks forward to working with the new senators for the good of the nation.

The new senators were elected by millions of Nigerians on February 23. Elections declared inconclusive then were concluded on March 9.

Of the 100 senators whose elections have been confirmed by INEC, winners emerged from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

The APC won 62, the PDP secured 37 seats, leaving the last one to the YPP.

Out of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the APC has a majority in 23 states. These are states where the party won at least two of the three senatorial districts available.



These states, most of which are governed by the ruling party, are spread across the North and South-west.

Also, of the 100 senatorial seats declared so far, six are to be occupied by women.

They are; three new senators (Aisha Dahiru, Adamawa Central; Akon Eyakenyi, Akwa Ibom South; and Uche Ekwunife, Anambra Central) and three returning lawmakers (Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos West, Rose Oko of Cross River North and Stella Oduah of Anambra North).

Yakubu Speaks

In his speech, Mr Yakubu urged the senators-elect to begin work early on a new electoral framework.

“I want to appeal to the senators-elect to please start work early and conclude the electoral framework well ahead of the 2023 election,” the professor said.

Mr Yakubu said INEC would start its post-election review and road map for 2023 immediately.

Amendments to the current electoral act were rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari who said it was done too close to the general elections.

Mr Yakubu said the tendency to delay until it is too close to the election means that vital lessons learnt from previous elections are lost before the next election.

He also said these leaves the commission with little time to do its job.

“On behalf of INEC, I want to welcome you all to the formal presentation of certificate of return to senators-elect,” he said.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/320185-okorocha-absent-as-inec-presents-certificate-to-senators-elect.html

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Naychuzzy(m): 1:33pm On Mar 14
All these Old Men sef... See attires like ones whey dey actually come chop govt money. Smh

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by iceboy4752(m): 3:44pm On Mar 14
A certificate to come back and continue looting more of our money.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by TuCloz(m): 3:45pm On Mar 14
Buhari why?

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by BIGDADDY000(m): 3:45pm On Mar 14
well, thats better shaa, in order to avoid any further embarrassment.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by kolafolabi(m): 3:45pm On Mar 14
He wasn't invited so I didn't expect him to be there so he would not be disgraced out of the venue. He will surely be given once the issue is resolved.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by LiveByNight: 3:45pm On Mar 14
Who cares?

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by wabashe: 3:46pm On Mar 14
TOYO
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by cucumbae(m): 3:46pm On Mar 14
Does it mean that okorocha stole someone else's mandate like buhari stole atiku's mandate?

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Real432: 3:46pm On Mar 14
Hahaha....interesting

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Kingjames(m): 3:46pm On Mar 14
Following 20 years of being out of power ( 1979- 1999) , Obasanjo had dominated or inserted himself into Nigerian politics for another 20 ( 1999- 2019) during which he bought and sold as he pleased .
But on February 23 , his reign of terror ended , as he failed to sell Abubakar to Nigerians . No longer will Obasanjo determine who comes and who goes , who lives and who dies , or who reigns and on whose parade it rains .

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by cucumbae(m): 3:46pm On Mar 14
TuCloz:
Ethanol
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by helinues: 3:47pm On Mar 14
That not absent. He is yet to win normal elections. The RO announced him as a winner under threats.. Infact he should be banned self..

Ibebe of the highest order

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Abass07(m): 3:47pm On Mar 14
OKoro hausa

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by kaykay1980: 3:47pm On Mar 14
thiefs
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by amiibaby(f): 3:48pm On Mar 14
Ok
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by amiibaby(f): 3:48pm On Mar 14
Ok that's good for him

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by hisexcellency34: 3:51pm On Mar 14
Where is that fake senator called Victor Umeh?
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by TuCloz(m): 3:52pm On Mar 14
[quote author=cucumbae post=76652783][/quote]Somebody is confused
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Baawaa(m): 3:53pm On Mar 14
Okorocha,you better repent before is too late
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Xisnin(m): 3:53pm On Mar 14
Kingjames:
Following 20 years of being out of power ( 1979- 1999) , Obasanjo had dominated or inserted himself into Nigerian politics for another 20 ( 1999- 2019) during which he bought and sold as he pleased .
But on February 23 , his reign of terror ended , as he failed to sell Abubakar to Nigerians . No longer will Obasanjo determine who comes and who goes , who lives and who dies , or who reigns and on whose parade it rains .
All these small boys won't let us rest with copy and paste nonsense.
How old are you?

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by Fukkafukka: 3:53pm On Mar 14
grin

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by ladiauto33: 3:53pm On Mar 14
Probable he went for official duty
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by chukwuibuipob: 3:53pm On Mar 14
cool his own don pafuka.He Cant even run as Apc candidate again.Lobatan

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by akolat(m): 3:54pm On Mar 14
He should have gate crashed..yeye somebori.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by flowx(m): 3:54pm On Mar 14
But, where is Akpabio? I'm just coming under the ground since February 16th that I woke up to the news that INEC have postponed Nigeria election. Can anyone help me search for Akpabio there. because I am not understanding o.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by chukwuibuipob: 3:56pm On Mar 14
sad greedy one.Thank God ;he wont erect any statues in Abuja
Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by LikesAndShares: 3:56pm On Mar 14
Alright, let's do this.

Likes for INEC.

Shares for Okorocha.

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Re: Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect- Pictures by sauceEEP(m): 3:57pm On Mar 14
hisexcellency34:
Where is that fake senator called Victor Umeh?
He lost to Uche ekwunife of PDP.

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