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Okorocha Absent As INEC Presents Certificates To Senators-Elect (Photos)

Okorocha absent as INEC presents certificate to senators-elect.

INEC issues certificates of return to new senators-elect
August 14, 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to senators-elect.

Conspicuously
absent at the ceremony was the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas
Okorocha, whose election as a senator is being reviewed by INEC.

PREMIUM
TIMES reported how Mr Okorocha was declared the winner of the Imo West
senatorial election. The presiding officer, however, said he was forced
to make the declaration under duress. It is based on that that the
electoral commission removed Mr Okorocha’s name from the elected
senators’ list and said it is reviewing the situation in the district.

The presentation of certificates to the 100 other senators-elect was held at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja.

The national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, congratulated the elected senators in his opening speech.

He said INEC looks forward to working with the new senators for the good of the nation.

The
new senators were elected by millions of Nigerians on February 23.
Elections declared inconclusive then were concluded on March 9.

Of
the 100 senators whose elections have been confirmed by INEC, winners
emerged from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the main
opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Young Progressives
Party (YPP).

The APC won 62, the PDP secured 37 seats, leaving the last one to the YPP.

Out
of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the
APC has a majority in 23 states. These are states where the party won at
least two of the three senatorial districts available.

These states, most of which are governed by the ruling party, are spread across the North and South-west.

Also, of the 100 senatorial seats declared so far, six are to be occupied by women.

They
are; three new senators (Aisha Dahiru, Adamawa Central; Akon Eyakenyi,
Akwa Ibom South; and Uche Ekwunife, Anambra Central) and three returning
lawmakers (Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos West, Rose Oko of Cross River North
and Stella Oduah of Anambra North).

Yakubu Speaks

In his speech, Mr Yakubu urged the senators-elect to begin work early on a new electoral framework.

“I
want to appeal to the senators-elect to please start work early and
conclude the electoral framework well ahead of the 2023 election,” the
professor said.

Mr Yakubu said INEC would start its post-election review and road map for 2023 immediately.

Amendments
to the current electoral act were rejected by President Muhammadu
Buhari who said it was done too close to the general elections.

Mr
Yakubu said the tendency to delay until it is too close to the election
means that vital lessons learnt from previous elections are lost before
the next election.

He also said these leaves the commission with little time to do its job.

“On behalf of INEC, I want to welcome you all to the formal presentation of certificate of return to senators-elect,” he said.

Source:- Premiumtimesng

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