Outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that the withholding of his Certificate of Return by the INEC has the potential to stir up tension in the State.
INEC had earlier released names of those to be given the certificate of return and Okorocha’s name was omitted following claims by the returning officer of Imo west senatorial district election Professor Innocent Ibeabuchi, that the results for the district and the declaration that followed were pronounced under duress.
Governor Okorocha, however, said that the action by INEC is an insult to his person and a mockery of Nigeria’s fledgling democracy.
He said this while addressing some youths at the government house in Owerri the Imo state capital, Okorocha and alleged that he’s aware that INEC has colluded with some of his political enemies to deny him his mandate.
He urged INEC to do the needful and uphold his mandate and present him his Certificate of Return.