Hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued a Certificate of Return to former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, he has declared that he is joining his colleague at the National Assembly as a Senator representing Imo West in national interest.
A delighted Okorocha who also thanked God for vindicating him made that much and more known in a press statement he issued through his Special Adviser on media, Sam Onwuemeodo.
In the statement, Okorocha thanked Nigerians for their concern and solidarity all through the period his certificate of return was an issue while also expressing gratitude to the judiciary for being there for those who hunger for justice.
Okorocha also thanked INEC for doing the needful and equally expressed gratitude to Prof. Innocent Ibeabuchi, the Returning Officer for Imo West senatorial district election whom he said claimed that he announced him winner under duress, adding that without his role, his own certificate of return would not have received the kind of national and international attention, it had received.
Recall that a Federal High court in Abuja last Friday directed the commission to issue the former governor the certificate.
After a management meeting, INEC on Tuesday yielded to the court order and presented Okorocha his certificate of return as Senator-elect, Imo west senatorial district.