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Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Cherrybae(f): 9:25pm On Jun 07, 2019
BREAKING NEWS

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION

PRESS RELEASE

ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF RETURN FOR IMO WEST SENARTORIAL DISTRICT

The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been drawn to the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by the Hon. Justice Okon Abang, directing the Commission to issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District.

The Commission is also aware of and has been served with the Order of a High Court of Imo State, presided over by Hon. Justice Njemanze, directing the Commission not to issue a Certificate of Return to any of the candidates that contested the Imo West Senatorial District election. The Order from the High Court of Imo State was issued on 23rdMay 2019 and the suit has been further adjourned to 26thJune 2019.

The Commission is aware that the judgement delivered by the Federal High Court, Abuja is the latest in time and determined the rights of the parties in relation to the subject matter of the Certificate of Return, in respect of the Imo West Senatorial Election.

The Commission is currently undertaking State level reviews of the 2019 general elections and all the National Commissioners are either in or heading to their States of Supervision to coordinate activities relating to the said review.

In view of the import and directives of the said judgement, the Commission will meet as soon as practicable to do the needful.

As a law-abiding institution, the Commission will continue to obey judgements of all courts of competent jurisdiction.

However, the Commission’s overriding consideration is the safety of its ad-hoc staff, Electoral Officers and Collation/Returning Officers and is worried that if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate and put the Commission’s officers under duress, procure a favourable declaration and be rewarded with a Certificate of Return.

Festus Okoye Esq.
National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee
FRIDAY 7TH JUNE 2019.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by dumahi(m): 9:29pm On Jun 07, 2019
OK. We wait to see what doing the needful means here.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by kenzosky: 9:30pm On Jun 07, 2019
Nigeria as a nation is been ruled and governed like a family business, even the alcoholic uncle can be pardoned and forgiving for the sake that we are all one family. It is well.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Cherrybae(f): 9:34pm On Jun 07, 2019
This is victory for democracy.. God bless Buhari for upholding the Rule of Law.

We Nigerians are proud of Buhari

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by iammo(m): 9:35pm On Jun 07, 2019
grin


they want to fustrate Okorocha , INEC secured a Court order restraining okorocha from an Imo state federal high court, Okorocha secured another conflicting court order from an Abuja federal high court

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by rummmy: 9:35pm On Jun 07, 2019
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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by indigenous234(f): 9:35pm On Jun 07, 2019
Okon Abang again? ?

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by eedriyz(m): 9:36pm On Jun 07, 2019
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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Bimpe29: 9:36pm On Jun 07, 2019
We are patiently waiting to see your needful

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by zeusdgrt(m): 9:36pm On Jun 07, 2019
Abeg who get time read finish make e explain wetin dem talk for me

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Danwakae(m): 9:37pm On Jun 07, 2019
AFTER ALL THE BILLIONS BUDGETED FOR TGE ELECTION, FOR POLICE , ARMY, CIVIL DEFENCE , YET OKOROCHA ITIMIDATED U PEOPLE, STORY BANZA



ISSUE HIM THE CERTIFICATE


AND TAKE THE CASE TO THE ELECTION TRIBUNAL

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by chrisifeanyi: 9:37pm On Jun 07, 2019
Is there any other candidate challenging the outcome of the election or is it just INec vs Okorocha?
The other candidate may stand a chance of winning at the appeal but I haven't heard of any.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Alzirida(f): 9:37pm On Jun 07, 2019
grin
Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by AngelicBeing: 9:38pm On Jun 07, 2019
Which court will they obey

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Pr0cter: 9:38pm On Jun 07, 2019
This's more of a power tussle. I guess Rochas Okorocha rivals fear the momentum he can bring in the Senate in-house elections. The plan is to conduct the Senate President election and other elections before handing the certificate of return to Rochas. Though, I know that Okorocha had interest for senate president but as it is now, all odds are against him.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by enemyofprogress: 9:39pm On Jun 07, 2019
Make the roforofo fight continue jare

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by adoyi8: 9:39pm On Jun 07, 2019
I smell duress everywhere

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Eze2000(m): 9:39pm On Jun 07, 2019
Cherrybae:
This is victory for democracy.. God bless Buhari for upholding the Rule of Law.

We Nigerians are proud of Buhari

You and who? Buhari can't uphold a spoilt umbrella much less rule of anything.

Blessing Buhari up and down for nothing, you're an APC agent on Nairaland hiding behind a female moniker, aren't you? Tell your party chairman that Nigerians say he and Okorocha can go and rot in hell



Cheers!

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by netpro(m): 9:39pm On Jun 07, 2019
President Buhari has a near perfect score in being a Democratic Leader. Even when his friends and party men have received brutally unfavourable treatments, he has carried himself with dignity and respect. Unlike what was obtained in the past - where friends of those presidents were untouchables.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by doggedfighter(f): 9:39pm On Jun 07, 2019
And Okorocha was already celebrating and thanking imaginary and existing supporters. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Which Kain wahala be this??

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by abbeyie007(m): 9:41pm On Jun 07, 2019
INEC must obey the court order.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:42pm On Jun 07, 2019
iammo:
grin


they want to fustrate Okorocha

eventuarry grin grin
Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Tajmahal1000: 9:43pm On Jun 07, 2019
What is Festus Okoye of INEC smoking?

What was this meaningless press release about?

Iberiberism or not, it was illegal for INEC to have withheld Okorocha’s certificate of return AFTER the returning officer, who the law invested with the role, had pronounced him elected! The best INEC or the losing party could have done, if considered legitimate, was to have gone to the Tribunal.

This daft press release says a lot about the level of competence of internal and external lawyers working for INEC!

A lot of us do not necessarily like Rochas Okorocha’s record as Governor, but an illegal action cannot become legal because we dislike a person involved! The law is the law! Damn!!!

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by TGM2015: 9:47pm On Jun 07, 2019
dumahi:
OK. We wait to see what doing the needful means here.
Stated in the last paragraph. It suggests that they are going to issue him the certificate but feared that the ruling may give rise to harassment and intimidation of INEC officials in future elections.
Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by 2blessed01(m): 9:48pm On Jun 07, 2019
Chaii!!
Las Las Okoroawusa Go Laugh Last!!!

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by greggng: 9:48pm On Jun 07, 2019
dumahi:
OK. We wait to see what doing the needful means here.

Use your common sense ....doing the needful is same thing as obeying the court decision.

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by MICHEALADEX(m): 9:49pm On Jun 07, 2019
zeusdgrt:
Abeg who get time read finish make e explain wetin dem talk for me

It simply means they are following the state ruling and not that from Abuja period!

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Re: Breaking News Independent National Electoral Commission Press Release by Oxb90: 9:57pm On Jun 07, 2019
Na was for this kain grammar.

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