Okorocha finally sworn in as senator

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Clerk to the Nigeria Senate Nelson Ayewoh Thursday swore in former Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha as a senator.

Okorocha was excluded when other elected senators were inaugurated on Tuesday because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had not issued him a certificate of return.

Later Tuesday, INEC issued Okorocha his certificate of return to the Senate to represent the Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

“I take it to be God’s time. I believe that justice delayed is justice denied, but all the same for the sake of our nation, I accepted it,” Okorocha told journalists in Abuja.

He commended the judiciary for doing the needful and for being there at the needed time as well as serve as the last resort for the common citizens or anybody that felt oppressed.

Prior to the issuance of his certificate of return, INEC refused to acknowledge Okorocha’s victory in February because the returning officer was made to announce the result under duress.

Also, Imo State High Court upheld INEC’s decision.




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