Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West. He made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja.
His words, “I will advise INEC to do the right thing, to release my certificate so that I can celebrate as others. I want to be in the Senate and it will be interesting if I am there.”
He urged INEC not to allow itself to be manipulated by his political opponents who, he said, wanted to freeze him out politically.
Okorocha insisted that his travails are connected to the politics of 2023 and that his opponents are already conspiring to close him out.
“I understand that people are beginning to fight a war of the future now when we are not even yet there. The idea is that, do not give Rochas a certificate; you must slow him down until after they have elected the presiding officers, then you can let him come in,” he said.
The governor added that the idea was to also ensure that he does not become anything in the Senate.