The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may be pressured into releasing the Certificate of Return of Governor Rochas Okorocha, the senator-elect for Imo West even before court rules on the matter. This may happen following the series of voices being learnt on the matter from many quarters in favour of the governor.
Recently the Missionaries and Pastors Organization of Nigeria (MPO) added their own voice, calling on INEC to release the certificate of return to Okorocha, as the duly declared winner of Imo West Senatorial District.
The patron of MPO, Archbishop Onyeagoziri Okeugo, pointed out that it was unfair to withhold the certificate of return from Okorocha since he was announced the winner adding that, if there were any irregularities it should have been taken to court.
“We commend INEC for the good job it performed during the general elections but the job is yet to be completed. We are calling upon INEC to release the certificate of return of His Excellency, Rochas Okorocha, who was duly declared as the winner of Imo West Senatorial District by the returning officer, we believe this is the right thing to do and anybody who is offended should go to court, which is the hope of the common man…
We want INEC to note that eyes of international communities are watching, even a common man in the street knows that politics are being played somewhere and to complement with the spirit of integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari who stands against corruption.” Onyeagoziri said.
He went further to say that the church is seen as the third eye of the nation with the ultimate goal of ensuring peace, tranquility and impartiality and as such, it is expected of it to open its eyes and comment when there is anomaly of any sort.