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Imo: Okorocha Speaks On Constant Harassment By EFCC

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EFCC Speaks On Okorocha's Arrest

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has lamented his constant harassment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had withdrawn the certificate of return of the governor for Imo west senatorial district, saying Okorocha was declared winner by returning officer under duress.

Okorocha, who denied the allegation, is currently in court over the issue.

Speaking during the inauguration of some projects in the state by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, Okorocha said the general impression by Nigerians is that his administration has done nothing.

He said: “You may not know what this visit has done to us because out there, people never believe our story that we have done more than one thousand projects.

“Our political detractors have never spoken anything good about us. The impression out there that this government has done nothing but believe me, what you are seeing here is one out of such 1000 projects.

“One of the things EFCC is investigating is N500million …that has made them close down the account of Imo state for the past three months and no activity is going on in the state and I think that is not good to a state that has performed and upgraded the name of APC.

“Since I became governor, I have not had one minute of my life; I have worked for this government but what I got at the end of it all was the seizure of my certificate, and the harassment of the EFCC. This does not give me joy but makes me wonder if it is worth taking the pains for APC.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.




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