Igbo youths tackle APC elders over Okorocha’s certificate of return

By FN Editor on 29/04/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 257

A Coalition of South East youth leaders has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacked the power to withhold Certificate of Return in an election duly declared in line with the electoral law.

The coalition stated this in a press release issued yesterday to reporters by its president-general and secretary-general, Goodluck Ibem and Kanice Igwe respectively.

They were reacting to a statement by Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum, urging the INEC not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha for Imo West Senatorial district in the last general election.

According to the coalition, the electoral umpire had no powers to cancel an election result that met the minimum requirement of the electoral law.

“The statement cannot override the law which clearly stipulated that when a candidate is declared winner by a returning officer for that election, that it is only an election petition tribunal that can upturn it,”they said.

They alleged that the Elders Forum was fighting Okorocha simply because he refused to share Imo state funds meant for the development of the state to them.

According to them, if the forum meant well for the good people of the state, they would have known that this is not the time for political in-house fighting and disagreement, but for cooperation and development.

“They should also have known that this is the time to work as a team for the state and the South East geo-political zone, so that the zone will produce many senators at the Senate”.

“We call on well-meaning Imo state citizens to disregard the forum and stand behind their governor and pragmatic leader, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial district,” they concluded



Posted on April, 29 2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...

'I hear cry like rain in Aso Rock',...

10 Die Of Diarrhoea In Abuja, Nigeria

Aisha Buhari departs for London

Abia Speaker berates calls for scrapping of anti-open...

My Husband broke my Skull , Mercy Aigbe...

APC to decide Oyegun's fate on Monday

Federal Government Approves 1, 000 Dollars As PTA...

12 Die As Deadly Explosion Hits Tunis

Abia governor cuts his salary by 50%

Nigeria’s GDP records decline in Q3, Q4 2016...

FG releases criteria for admission into Unity Schools...
News Abia Election Special (5) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (11) Breaking News (204) Business (51) Campus News (5) Crime (173) Economy (130) Education (155) Entertainment (169) Fashion and Style (4) General (1102) Health (119) Inside Africa (45) International News (310) Interviews (36) National (2042) Politics (1180) Press Releases (140) Religion (10) Security (155) Sports (457) Technology (29) World News (87)





Latest News Though I can't afford the Mercedes car I got as birthday gift, I worked hard for it - Destiny Etiko FBI arrests Forbes-rated young Nigerian billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke for $12 million fraud Why FIFA banned Samson Siasia Why we can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet – NYSC FG sets up committees on revenue sharing formula, expand revenue base Toyin Abraham is engaged, not married yet – Manager WAEC: Abia maintains first position for the fifth time ‘Nigerians Don’t Deserve To Suffer’, PDP Asks Buhari To Rescind CBN Directive Alleged N3.3bn fraud: Head of Service Oyo-Ita’s passports seized by EFCC JUST IN: Security Agents Take El-Zakzaky, Wife Into Custody


Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (25,507 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (21,485 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (18,049 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (8,899 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (8,208 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,927 views) Ebola virus in Syria – Infecting ISIS members (7,838 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,659 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (7,516 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (7,014 views)