BREAKING: Rochas Okorocha sworn in as Senator


Rochas Okorocha, instant previous governor of Imo state, has been sworn in because the senator representing Imo west.

The allegiance and oath of workplace was administered on him on the ground of the higher legislative chamber on Thursday.

Nelson Ayewoh, clerk to the senate, carried out the swearing-in ceremony after which he was requested to signed the required paperwork.

The previous governor, who had not been issued a certificates of return, was not sworn in on Tuesday, alongside different lawmakers as a result of his identify was not on the checklist of the nationwide meeting for accreditation.

The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) later issued a certificates of return to him following a court docket order that compelled it to take action.

The fee had earlier refused to problem the certificates to Okorocha who was declared winner of the ballot held in February.

The returning officer had claimed that he declared the previous governor winner below duress.

Though, the certificates has been issued to Okorocha, the electoral fee has appealed the decision of the court docket.

“If electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any particular person can harass, intimidate and put the Fee’s officers below duress, procure a beneficial declaration and be rewarded with a certificates of return,” INEC had stated in a press release.