The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) took everyone by surprise today, June 30, 2016 when it went ahead to present a certificate of return to Mr. Uche Ogah despite incumbent, Okezie Ikpeazu’s pending appeal against the ruling and motion for stay of the orders.
The situation has caused some confusion as Okezie has insisted that he remains governor and Nigerians are having their say on social media.
Read some comments by concerned citizens on the development in Abia State.
Abia does not have a governor in reality. One has ceased to be governor and the other is waiting to be sworn in. https://t.co/PwCBPd87qO
— Mpa Ugoeze (@UzoUriel) June 30, 2016
Uche Ogah gets certificate of return, Chaaiii poor Okezie wish he dint lie about his tax etc, he was doing a great job in Abia State.
— 3D (@3D_Daezy) June 30, 2016
Despite Governor Ikpeazu’s Appeal, INEC issues Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as new Abia governor. What is wrong with Mahmood Yakubu?
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) June 30, 2016
Interesting developments in Abia, wonder who shall swear Uche Ogah in today, and who shall hand over to him… Meanwhile, remember Kogi?
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) June 30, 2016
Abia State has TWO executive Governors now..
Only in Nigeria.
— Nnamdisblog(dot)Com (@Nnamddi) June 30, 2016
This is confusing, Uche Ogah, Abia State new Governor??
— Achiever Chika (@AchieverChika) June 30, 2016
There’s no way this Abia imbroglio makes any sense but let’s watch
— Oluwatumininu (@uzoakuchie) June 30, 2016
@Oddy4real You and other legal inclined guy should pls epp common man understand this Abia State issue regarding Ikpeazu n Uche Ogar.
— K@y! (@Kin_sli) June 30, 2016
INEC issues certificate of return to Ogah as a Abia state governor
— Daniel Emenike (@DANDONdGreat) June 30, 2016
Who is the governor of Abia state Ikpeazu or Ogah tension in the land
— Uba Nzube (@nzube_uba) June 30, 2016
With what is playing out in Abia state, there is need for urgent judicial interpretation of the high court judgement, lots of ambiguity
— Thank you Jesus (@chrisrexcollins) June 30, 2016
Lawyers, what’s the way forward on this Abia political conundrum.
— Mazi William Azikiwe (@WilliamsXL) June 30, 2016
@Oddy4real You and other legal inclined guys should pls epp common men understand this Abia State issue regarding Ikpeazu n Uche Ogar.
— K@y! (@Kin_sli) June 30, 2016
So is Ikpeazu saying anything about the proven fake tax returns or does he have plans to mess with the people of Abia? Of course, he does.
— Ada Mmadu (@okemzuruoke) June 30, 2016
Few years after my Ngwa brothers rigmaroled their brother into Abia state seat, the baton has ran off to Uche Ogah. Still on peregrinations_
— #TeamGeorgeChukwudi (@George_Chukz) June 30, 2016
Why will INEC give a cert of returns to another gov in abia when its glaring the case isn’t over yet? Isn’t this a way of causing trouble?
— Damola (@ohyindha) June 30, 2016
— Dozie Inspired (@Dozie_Steven) June 30, 2016
Hw did u become #abia governor while inec issues cert to another guy
— khalid saminu (@khalidsaminu) June 30, 2016
Uche Ogah issued certificate of return as Governor of Abia. A lady said Ikpeazu sud b left b/cos he’s working, d tax forgery is nothing 😲 😩😩
— Simon Wada (@simonwada) June 30, 2016
Will there now be 2 Governors in Abia state?
— Ugo (@MrOkeke_) June 30, 2016
@NigeriaInfoAbj So INEC is nw fast 2 issue Uche Oga with a Certificate. Its obvious PMB n APC r beating d drum of war in Abia. Wat a Shame
— SHADRACK DASUKI (@SHYDOO) June 30, 2016
It looks like another Peter Obi vs Ngige (2004) is playing out in Abia State… arms crossed!
— Nwachukwu Egbunike (@feathersproject) June 30, 2016
I hear the “new” Abia Governor, Uche Ogah does not have a “Godfather”…I just pray he doesnt get adopted by that shame, called T.A. Orji.
— Henry the_Pundit (@ThePundit365) June 30, 2016
– Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng