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Ahmed Lawan swears in Okorocha as senator


The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has eventually been sworn in as Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

Ahmed Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan conducted the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday at the upper legislative chambers. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had issued Certificate of Return to Okorocha a few days ago. INEC obeyed the directive of the court after its management meeting on Tuesday.

It was reported on Friday that the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Okorocha as the duly elected Senator representing Orlu, Imo West Senatorial district. Justice Okon Abang ruled that the decision to deprive Okorocha of the certificate was “lawless”. Abang held that only the returning officer of INEC had the constitutional authority to declare a winner.

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