The immediate past governor of Imo state has been sworn in as the senator representing Imo west senatorial district.
Rochas, took his allegiance and oath of office this morning Thursday, June 13th.
Nelson Ayewoh, clerk to the senate, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which he was asked to sign the necessary documents.
This was the first administration of Oath of office performed by Senate President, Sen. Lawan.
The em-battling senator, received his certificate of return on 11th June after the court order from Justice Okon Abang, but the INEC did not still issued the certificate until after the general inauguration that took place in the morning hours of 11th June.
The INEC issued the certificate at about 6pm on that same date when the ceremony has ended.
Senator Rochas Okorocha, while speaking with newsmen after he been sworn in at the National Assembly, commended the commission for its decision.
Okorocha, expressed surprise at the decision of INEC to appeal the court ruling that ordered issuance of the certificate to him.
“It will be very surprising to see that INEC will appeal to this matter because there is no basis for it.”
“Duress means using mild or excessive force to compel someone to do something he or she does not want to do.”
“How would you have done that in a returning hall where you have police, SSS and party agents?”
“And in my own person walking with gun or machete asking them to write result on my behalf. That didn’t happen. I think there is more to duress than duress itself.”
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