By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
Supplementary elections into the Senate are to hold in eight senatorial constituencies, it emerged yesterday as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC delisted Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as a senator-elect.
The Imo State governor’s declaration as a senator-elect was voided by INEC upon the claim that the declaration was made under duress. Okorocha and his aides had been accused of coercing the returning officer, Innocent Ibeabuchi of the Imo West Senatorial District election to declare the outgoing governor as the senator-elect.
Supplementary elections are to also hold in Abia South, Imo North, Kogi East, Ondo South, Plateau South, Rivers East and Rivers West.