A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withhold the certificate of return as senator-elect from the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
According to the courts ruling, failure to present Okorocha with the certificate falls outside the provisions of the law and was therefore a “lawless decision.”
The ruling further stated that Okorocha was not supposed to be the one originating the petition at the election tribunal.
Justice Abang, therefore described INEC’s decision as “lawless and a complete nullity.”
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