Nass leadership: See APC senator-elect denied accreditation despite arrival at NASS

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Rochas Okorocha, the Imo West senator-elect has been denied accreditation as one of those who will elect the leadership of the 9th National Assembly.

The decision not to issue accreditation to the immediate past governor of Imo State might not be unconnected to his face-off with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The senator-elect, according to Daily Trust, arrived the premises of the National Assembly but the management of the legislative arm of government refused to accredit him as one of those participating to elect leaders of red chamber.

Rochas Okorocha, outgoing governor of Imo State [Photo credit: Vanguard].
The electoral body had refused to issue Mr Okorocha his certificate of return despite being declared winner of the February 23 National Assembly election in the senatorial district.

INEC said this is because the declaration of the former governor as winner of the race was made under duress.

The electoral commission has been directed to issue Okorocha his certificate of return, POLITICS TIMES as at press time is unable to verify if the order has been obeyed.

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A photograph showing the senator-elect with a certificate has been trending online yesterday but the former governor has described it as fake.

Before joining his colleagues at the red chamber, Okorocha must present his certificate of return to the upper legislative chamber.