The Missionaries and Pastors Organisation (MPO) has called on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Imo State Governor , Rochas Okorocha as winner of Imo West Senatorial District election and issue him a Certificate of Return.
MPO, an umbrella body of pastors and missionaries of all denominations nationwide at a press conference in Lagos addressed by its Patron, Archbishop Onyeagoziri Okeugo said having watched with keen interest all the events that took place during the last election across the nation they commend INEC.
He said, “We want to say kudos to INEC for the ones they have done. But the job is yet to the completed. Missionaries and Pastors Organisation is making this press release today not just because of any interest but the nation’s interest.
“We are calling upon INEC to release the certificate of return of his Excellency Rochas Okorocha who was duly declared as the winner of Imo west senatorial district by the returning officer and we believe the right thing to do is to return the certificate of return to him and anybody who is offended should go to court which is the hope of the common man.
“We are calling on INEC to note that eyes of international communities are watching, even a common man in the street knows that politics are being played somewhere. And to compliment with the spirit of integrity of Mr. president, President Muhammadu Buhari who stands against corruption.”
While stating the reason for the interest of the church in the case he said, “the ultimate goal of the church is to ensure there is peace and tranquility and also to ensure there is no impartiality. It is Paramount that the church comment of there is any anomaly in the system”.