Following the suspension of Imo and Ogun States Governors, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says the suspension of the Governors has no bearing on their status as senators elect.
INEC Commissioner for Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye was quoted by Thisday on Sunday to have said that “the suspension or expulsion of members of a political party is within the domestic realm of the parties and has nothing to do with the presidential and National Assembly elections.”
“The validity of the returns made are within the purview of the commission and the Election Petitions Tribunals.
It would be recalled that the National Working Committee, NWC of the APC had suspended Governor Okorocha and Amosun for anti party activities.
The party in a statement by its spokesman, Lanre Issa Onilu also said the NWC would issue a query to the suspended Governors.