INEC presents Certificate of Return to senators-elect, exempts Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha has been sworn-in as a Senator
Senator Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha has been rejected by INEC
Rochas Okorocha has been rejected by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented Certificate of Return to senators-elect on Thursday exempting Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo.

The commission invited 63 senators elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress senators

The main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party had 37 senators-elect while the Young Progressive Party had one senator-elect at the event that held at the Africa Hall of the International Conference Centre, Abuja at 9.30 am.

There are 109 members of the Senate, the upper chamber of the legislature.

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INEC indicated that supplementary elections would be conducted in seven out of the yet-to-be-filled slots.

The commission will also present Certificates of Return to House of Representatives-elect at the same venue from 1:30pm.