Candidates from Imo State were conspicuously missing at Thursday’s presentation of certificate of return by INEC to national assembly winners at the concluded polls.
Missing was Owelle Rochas Okorocha who the commission had earlier dropped from list of Senators-elect in its website.
Also missing from IMO was Benjamin Uwajumogu, who was earlier reported to have emerged from Imo North Senatorial district on the platform of the APC but who was not presented with certificate
A director of the commission who did not want to be named however disclosed that Uwajumogu’s ‘ victory’ has some issues which the commission would want to address.
Other candidates from federal constituencies in IMO North who did not make the roll call include Chike Okafor and Accord Party Candidate from the same zone, Hon. Emeka.Nwajiuba.
Governor Rochas Okorocha had in an interview claimed that Okigwe South was won by candidate of Action Alliance, Emenike, that too was not on the roll call.
The presentation which was marred by unusual rowdiness as supporters of politicians literally ran over security operatives also saw many in attendance complaining bitterly about missing items such as phones, money and other valuables.
Earlier while addressing the Senators elect, INEC chairman Mahmood.Yakubu had appealed to the elected representatives to immediately commence work on needed legal framework for the 2023 general election, noting that the time left is short.
“There is a lot of work but very little time available. As a process govern by law the success of election in Nigeria depends to a large extent on the electoral legal framework and most importantly in ensuring adherence to the law.’’ Yakubu said