Drama Unfolds As INEC Returning Officer Says He Announced Rochas Okorocha Winner Under Duress

After declaring Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha the winner of the Imo West senatorial district election, Professor Ibeawuchi Innocent has declared that he did that under duress.

He stated this on Monday while he was announcing the results of the poll held in the district. “I declared this thing before under duress. I’m still under duress declaring this one,” he said. He also added, “Okorocha Anayo Rochas of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, has scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”

APC’s Okorocha was said to have polled 97,762 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jones Onyereri, who polled 68,117 votes.Photo Credit: Getty

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