The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it will appeal the judgment directing it to issue a Certificate of Return to former Governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha.

Okorocha received his certificate of return yesterday at the INEC headquarters, Abuja as the winner of Imo West Senatorial District election held February 23rd.

INEC made this known in a statement issued by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in Abuja.

He said the commission issued the certificate to Okorocha in compliance with an Abuja Federal High Court that directed it to do so.

Okoye said the issuance of the certificate to Okorocha once again demonstrated its commitment to obeying court judgment, including those it might have reservations about.

Okoye said that in arriving at the decision, the commission also took into consideration, the orders issued by two High Courts in Owerri Judicial Division.