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I Have No Problem With EFCC Arresting Me – Okorocha
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I Have No Problem With EFCC Arresting Me – Okorocha

The embattled former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that there is nothing wrong for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arresting him to answer some questions arising from numerous petitions against him. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday night by Okorocha’s Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo. The senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, also accused the Imo State government of fuelling his ordeal via petitions written against him to the anti-graft agency, noting that as a result, legal actions instituted against the commission were pending at various courts. The statement, which was released following the phone calls put to the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism’s Media Aide, said: “We...
EFCC Didn’t Recover N7.9 Billion From Me – Okorocha
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EFCC Didn’t Recover N7.9 Billion From Me – Okorocha

Former Imo State Governor and member representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of peddling falsehood against him, saying the commission did not recover any money from him. Okorocha’s outbursts followed reports credited to the Head of the Port Harcourt zone of the EFCC, Mr. Usman Imam, claiming at a press conference on Thursday he recovered N7.9 billion from Okorocha while he was incharge of Enugu zone of the commission. The EFCC chief was also quoted to have talked about Okorocha’s properties marked in Owerri and Abuja, by the commission. Reacting to the allegations in a statement on Friday in Owerri, Okorocha stated the anti-graft agency or anybody else never recovered N7.9 billion or any ot...
Rochas Okorocha Congratulates Hope Uzodinma On His Supreme Court Victory
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Rochas Okorocha Congratulates Hope Uzodinma On His Supreme Court Victory

The immediate-past governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has congratulated Senator Hope Uzodinma over his victory at the Supreme Court which declared him the elected governor of the state. Okorocha also congratulated the APC members in Imo state for the victory. He said all hands should be on deck to support the new governor. Okorocha also assured Uzodinma of his unflinching support.
Okorocha Calls For Creation Of Happiness Ministry To Tackle Suicide
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Okorocha Calls For Creation Of Happiness Ministry To Tackle Suicide

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says a happiness ministry should be created to tackle suicide and rape cases. Okorocha said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Theodore Orji, senator representing Abia central. Orji’s motion was on the “rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians.” Okorocha, an immediate past governor of Imo state, argued that a lot of people take their own lives because they lack the ability to express themselves or to share their feelings with anyone. “Mr senate president, may I suggest that whether it’s the issue of rape, suicide, let us create a department to address these issues,” he said. “Ministry of health is not up to that, Police is not equipped for that, ministry of information is not equip...
Igbo Presidency Doesn’t Exist – Okorocha Says
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Igbo Presidency Doesn’t Exist – Okorocha Says

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District and former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has noted that “Igbo presidency” does not exist, Igbere TV reports. While speaking on Thursday after he was sworn into the Senate, he stated that if Southeast wants power, they have to fight for it. He said: “Power is not given, power is taken. The south-east cannot just fold their arms and expect power to be given to them just because you want power. Power does not go with sentiment some of the times, it’s on issues on ground. “So you cannot be talking about Igbo presidency, it doesn’t exist. We may be talking about Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction but that depends on what other geo-political zones think about the issue. “For me, what is important is let power be giv...
Photos As Rochas Okorocha Is Sworn In As Senator
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Photos As Rochas Okorocha Is Sworn In As Senator

Former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been sworn in as a senator of the 9th National Assembly. He was sworn in on Thursday during first plenary by Senate President, Ahmed Lawan. Recall that Okorocha was not inaugurated on Tuesday because he had yet to collect his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District, was however issued certificate at the end of Tuesday.
INEC Has Not Issued Me Certificate Of Return As Senator-elect Yet- Okorocha
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INEC Has Not Issued Me Certificate Of Return As Senator-elect Yet- Okorocha

Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission had yet to issue him with a Certificate of Return as the Imo West senator-elect despite a federal High Court’s judgment ordering the electoral umpire to do so. Okorocha in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, said that the picture circulating online where Okorocha was holding a Certificate of return was “fake”. He said that Nigerians would be duly informed when INEC issues him(Okorocha) his certificate of return. The statement read partly, “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 cert...
7 Parties Ask Court To Stop INEC From Issuing Okorocha Certificate Of Return
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7 Parties Ask Court To Stop INEC From Issuing Okorocha Certificate Of Return

Seven political parties have applied to the Federal High Court asking that Rochas Okorocha should not be issued a Certificate of Return. The parties, which are joinders in the case, argued that Okorocha did not win the election. Governor Okorocha contested the Orlu West Senatorial district of Imo State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and was declared the winner in controversial circumstances. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, withheld the certificate, prompting Okorocha to ask the court to compel the Commission to issue him the Certificate of Return. Following arguments over service of court processes, Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo ordered that parties in the matter be served all the court processes and adjourned to April 9, 2019.
Okorocha’s Bid To Secure Order Against INEC Suffers Setback
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Okorocha’s Bid To Secure Order Against INEC Suffers Setback

Moves by Governor Rochas Okorocha to secure an interim injunction to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator- elect for Imo West Senatorial District, suffered setback on Friday. Okorocha had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/296/2019, which he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, maintained that INEC lacked the statutory powers to withhold his Certificate of Return, saying he was validly elected to occupy the senatorial seat. He urged the court to declare that the electoral body acted in error when it refused to recognise him, even after the returning officer had declared him winner. At the resumed proceeding on the matter on Friday, Okorocha, through his team of lawyers led by Mr. Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN,...
“Why INEC Has Refused To Issue Okorocha Certificate Of Return” – Prophet Emmanuel Chinonso
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“Why INEC Has Refused To Issue Okorocha Certificate Of Return” – Prophet Emmanuel Chinonso

A Clergyman of Mountain Of Grace and Glory Ministry Worldwide, Prophet Emmanuel Chinonso Stephen has condemned the Independent National Electoral Commission for not issuing the Certificate of Return to Governor Rochas Okorocha after he was announced winner of the 2019 Senatorial elections in state. In the remarks of Prophet Chinonso, during last Sunday service, he first cautioned the Imo state Governor for making his political intentions too public, stressing that it was the major reason he was facing these present political crisis in his career. Prophet Emmanuel Chinonso Stephen is known for his balanced and objective criticism on politicians irrespective of their position or offices. But this time he has asked INEC to do the needful by delivering the certificate of return to Go...
Okorocha Drags INEC To Court For Withholding His Certificate Of Return
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Okorocha Drags INEC To Court For Withholding His Certificate Of Return

The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorochas, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, has filed a suit against INEC, challenging the authority of the electoral body to withhold his Certificate of Return as the senator-elect for Imo West senatorial district. Recall that the commission refused to issue him the certificate of return after Professor Francis Ibeawuchi, the Returning Officer for the February 23rd election, said he announced Okorocha as the winner of the senatorial election "under duress". The suit was filed by his counsel, Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN), Okorocha made the plaintiff made INEC the sole defendant in the suit. However, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the presiding judge, by the agreement of the counsels involved in the case, made an order permitting Jones Onyeriri, the cand...
Forget Certificate Of Return – INEC Tells Okorocha
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Forget Certificate Of Return – INEC Tells Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it would not present a certificate of return to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s He explained that the electoral body took the decision because the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district election that he declared Governor Okorocha as the winner “under duress”. While declaring the resulted, the returning officer had said he was doing so under duress. Although the governor insisted he won the elections fairly and that his victory was not declared under duress, his name was not on the list of those to be given a certificate of return and despite his protest...
Okorocha Appeals To INEC Over Senate Certificate Of Return
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Okorocha Appeals To INEC Over Senate Certificate Of Return

Governor Rochas Okorocha has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue him with certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West. He made the appeal at a press conference in Abuja today. “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 ” Okorocha said. He urged INEC not to allow itself manipulated by his political opponents, who he said, wanted to freeze him out politically. Okorocha was not invited by INEC to a ceremony in Abuja where certificates of return were presented to all senators elect and members of the House of Representatives. Okorocha was declared winner of Imo West two weeks ago, amidst claims by the returni...
Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect
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Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificate To Senators-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to senators-elect. Conspicuously absent at the ceremony was the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, whose election as a senator is being reviewed by INEC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Okorocha was declared the winner of the Imo West senatorial election. The presiding officer, however, said he was forced to make the declaration under duress. It is based on that that the electoral commission removed Mr Okorocha’s name from the elected senators’ list and said it is reviewing the situation in the district. The presentation of certificates to the 100 other senators-elect was held at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja. The national chairman of INEC, Mahmood...
We Won’t Issue Certificate Of Return To Rochas Okorocha – INEC
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We Won’t Issue Certificate Of Return To Rochas Okorocha – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed why they wont't issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha. According to INEC, they won't be issuing certificate of return to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State because he was declared winner of Imo West Senatorial district under duress. This disclosure came after a list of those billed to be issued certificate on Thursday, March 14, was shared by the electoral body. The event will take place at the Africa Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja, and it is expected that all candidates will be on ground before 10am.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorcha Declares Intention To Run For Senate In 2019
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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorcha Declares Intention To Run For Senate In 2019

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has declared his intention of running for the upper legislative chamber in the 2019 general elections. Speaking at an event on Monday, the governor said he had decided to run for Imo West Senatorial District in 2019 general election. He said his “wealth of experience” as a two term governor positions him favorably for the office of senator. “I have decided to run for the Imo West Senatorial zone because if I don’t, bad people will take the position. If my name appears on the ballot paper as contesting for the Senate, it will boost APC’s chances in the state. And many from my zone have said they will not contest if I am interested.” he said

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