The All Progressive Congress has disclosed that it cannot help the governor of Imo state and senator elect; Okorocha Rochas, collect his with-held certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
This was made known by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, during a press conference in Abuja.
Onilu said that the reason why the APC cannot help Okorocha is because he is currently on suspension from the party and that he himself (Okorocha) is aware of it.
He also said that Okorocha has not reported the matter to the All Progressive Congress, APC, and as such the party cannot help him, he also said he is not permitted to report the matter the the party.
“We cannot take any position on that now. Governor Okorocha is on suspension. He, too, has not reported the case to us because he knows he is on suspension. – Onilu stated.
As you may know, on March 12, 2019, INEC declared Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha the winner of the Imo West senatorial election.
However, the electoral umpire rescinded its decision, stating that the announcement was made under duress.
Also, on March 14, 2019, when Inec issued certificates of return of Senators-elect, Governor Rochas Okorocha was not present and also was not issued the certificate.
You may also recall that on March 1 2019, the All Progressive Congress, APC, suspended governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and Governor Ibikule Amosun of Ogun state for anti-party activities.