TV Image grab of Okorocha’s swearing in by Senate Clerk

Former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been sworn in as the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

Okorocha was sworn in on Thursday by the Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh.

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Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court ruled on 7 June that it was illegal for INEC to withhold the certificate.

INEC complied but served notice it would appeal the judgment. There are two orders by two courts in Okorocha’s Imo state, asking INEC not to release the same certificate.

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INEC said it would appeal Abang’s judgment.

On Thursday, after Okorocha was sworn in, he signed all necessary documents to become a full fledged Senator.