Okorocha’s name missing on INEC’s list of senators-elect

The name of Imo State governor , Rochas Okorocha , was not on the list of newly elected senators that was published on the Independent National Electoral Commission ’ s website .INEC published the list of elected federal lawmakers ahead of the presentation of the Certificates of Return on Thursday .

In the slot for the three Imo Senatorial districts , only Senator- elect Onyewuchi Ezenwa Francis ( Imo East ) , who won on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party , was listed.

For Imo West Senatorial district, whose seat Governor Okorocha contested , it was blank except for an INEC remark , which read , “ Declaration made under duress. ”

Imo North’ s slot was also empty except for a “ Supplementary ” remark .

Okorocha had contested the seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress . He was declared winner by the Returning Officer for the Senatorial District , Innocent Ibeawuchi .

Ibeawuchi , later said that he was made to announce Okorocha as winner under duress.

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