Okorocha said that the electoral body had yet to issue him with the certificate despite a federal High Court order.
The former Governor, in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemedo, said that the picture circulating online where he was holding a Certificate of return was “fake.”
The statement added, “The attention of the former governor of lmo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been drawn to fake photo news showing where he is holding what appears like a certificate purportedly issued to him by INEC.
“The truth is that the photograph is fake and didn’t emanate from us. On our side, we don’t engage in awkward actions.
“When the former governor and the senator-elect for lmo West senatorial District receives his certificate of Return, we will duly inform the general public.”