Okorocha fumes over INEC’s withdrawal of return certificate.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for withholding his recognition as senator-elect.
The returning officer (RO) for Imo West, Prof. Francis Ibeawuchi, had declared Okorocha as the winner for polling 97,762 over the 68,117 ballots garnered by his closest rival and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jones Onyereri.
Ibeawuchi had also confessed that he returned the governor under duress.
Disturbed, Okorocha told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the development was not only an affront to the sensibilities of his constituents but also an insult to democracy in Nigeria.