The former governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has denied the picture circulating online where he was holding a Certificate of Return as “fake”.
Okorocha stated this in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo.
He said that Nigerians would be duly informed when INEC issues him (Okorocha) his Certificate of Return.
The statement read in part:
“The attention of the former governor of lmo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to fake photo news showing where he is holding what appears like a certificate purportedly issued to him by INEC.
“The photograph in question expectedly has been trending on social media.
“And we have been receiving calls from well-meaning Nigerians to that effect, either congratulating the former governor or to confirm the authenticity of the photo news.
“The truth is that the photograph is fake and didn’t emanate from us. On our side, we don’t engage in awkward actions.
“When the former governor and the senator-elect for lmo West senatorial District receives his certificate of Return, we will duly inform the general public.”
Meanwhile, ElombahNews had reported that Okorocha arrived National Assembly for the Inauguration taking place today, June 11.
He arrived National Assembly premises at 7:40.am but, was denied accreditation by National Assembly officials .
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