The former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has described the nation’s judiciary as the Daniel that has come to judgement; saying he has forgiven the returning officer, Prof Innocent Ibeabuchi and all those behind his ordeal over his certificate of return.
A press release signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, Special Adviser (Media) to the Former Governor stated that following his victory at a Federal High Court in Abuja over his Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Friday, June 7, 2019, the former governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has described the Judiciary in Nigeria as the Daniel that has always come to Judgement, and also described Justice Abang as not only a model but as one of the exemplary Ambassadors of the Judiciary in Nigeria.
Justice Abang had in the case between Owelle Okorocha and INEC over the seizure of his Certificate of Return by the electoral umpire ruled that the Commission has no right under any known law in the Country to withhold the Certificate of Return of a Candidate that has been announced and returned as winner of an election by the Returning Officer.
Okorocha further said; “whatever happened concerning my Certificate of Return was in the plan of God so that the nation’s democracy can further be strengthened and rights of the citizenry also protected considering the pronouncement of the Court over the seizure of my Certificate of Return.”
In the spirit of his Victory in Court, the former governor said he has equally forgiven the Returning Officer in the Imo West Senatorial election, Prof. Innocent Ibeabuchi who falsely claimed that he declared him winner under duress and all those who had played one role or the other to cause the ordeal he went through, over his Certificate of Return.
Owelle Rochas in all, dedicated the victory in Court to the people of Imo West Senatorial District in particular and Imo people in general for their unflinching support and steadfastness, assuring that he would continue to play politics without malice or bitterness.