Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says he has forgiven Harmless Ibeabuchi, returning officer for the Imo west senatorial election.
Ibeabuchi had mentioned he introduced the previous governor winner of the senatorial seat beneath duress, and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) subsequently delisted Okorocha as senator-elect, withholding his certificates of return.
However on Friday, a federal excessive courtroom in Abuja, ordered INEC to problem a certificates of return to Okorocha.
Reacting to this improvement, in an announcement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, the previous governor mentioned he would proceed to play politics devoid of “rancour, malice and bitterness”.
“As soon as the declaration is made beneath part 68(c) of the Electoral Act, INEC has develop into functus officio and INEC has no lawful authority to withhold the certificates of return for any cause in any respect,” the choose had held.