A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Owerri - Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo and 27 members-elect for the State House of Assembly were on Thursday presented with their Certificates of Return by INEC.
Mrs Gladys Nwafor, INEC National Commissioner representing Imo, Anambra and Ebonyi states presented the certificates to the recipients.
In her remark at the occasion, Nwafor urged the successful politicians to keep their promises to the electorate.
She said that with the reform being undertaken by the commission, those who fail to deliver would find it difficult to win elections in the future.
She said the commission was happy to conclude the Imo elections after the re-run exercise, adding that Imo was one of the flash points where the commission had expressed fears of possible violence.
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The commissioner urged the governor to ensure he deliver on his promises to carry everybody along.
She said the commission would ensure that future elections in the country were better than the 2015 polls.
Responding on behalf of the other recipients, Okorocha thanked INEC for concluding the Imo elections and declaring him winner.
He urged the commission to ensure that those apprehended for electoral offences were brought to justice to enhance the credibility of future elections to be conducted by INEC.
Okorocha used the occasion to commend Imo people for their support and assured them that he would do his best to deliver quality service to the state.