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“I’m Yet To Receive My Certificate Of Return,” Says Okorocha

The former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he is yet to receive his Certificate of Return as ordered by the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Funsho Akinwale

The former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to present him with a Certificate of Return.

Okorocha, through his media aide, Sam Onwumedo, released the statement after a picture where the immediate past governor of Imo State was holding a Certificate of Return started circulating the internet.

Describing the fake certificate, Okorocha said that Nigerians would be informed when the electro umpire officially issues him his certificate.

“The attention of the former Governor of lmo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been drawn to fake photo news showing where he is holding what appears like a certificate purportedly issued to him by INEC.

“The photograph in question expectedly has been trending on social media. And we have been receiving calls from well-meaning Nigerians to that effect, either congratulating the former governor or to confirm the authenticity of the photo news.

“The truth is that the photograph is fake and didn’t emanate from us. On our side, we don’t engage in awkward actions.

“When the former governor and the senator-elect for lmo West senatorial District receives his Certificate of Return, we will duly inform the general public,’’ he said.

Recall the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja last week ordered the INEC to give Okorocha his certificate.