Court Orders INEC Not To Issue Certificate Of Returns To Okorocha

The battle to stop the Imo Governor RochasOkorocha from going to the Senate took anotherdimension on Saturday as the IndependentNational Electoral Commission (INEC) was orderednot to issue a Certificate of Return to him as asenator-elect for Imo West.The order was made by a High Court sitting inOwerri. The court, in a suit filed by PeoplesDemocratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate forImo West Hon Jones Onyeriri against the INEC,ordered that the status quo be maintained untilthe hearing and determination of the Motion onNotice.The presiding judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze,adjourned the case till June 5 2019, for hearing.