- There are indications that things might start getting very rough for some outgoing state governors immediately after their official handover
- The governors are Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara
- This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is said to be getting ready to both investigate and arrest them over alleged corruption
There are reports that Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara are to be quizzed for alleged corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as soon as they hand over on Wednesday, May 29.
According to the Independent, Yari allegedly syphoned N500 million and $500,000 from the state treasury in 2017 which was part of Paris Club refunds. The funds were recovered from two firms said to have been linked to the governor.
The EFCC claimed that Amosun deceived Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor, during his inspection tour to the state for inspection of a project. The commission said that the Ogun state governor abandoned the project, using the funds for personal expenditure.
Coming to Governor Okorocha, the EFCC accused him of diverting more than N1 billion from the state coffers to fund the governorship campaign of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, adding that this was aided by Uzoho Casmir, the accountant-general of the state.
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On his part, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara was said to have diverted the sum of N1 billion from the state account prior to the Saturday, February 23, presidential poll.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state and his counterpart, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state from the party.
The nwc also recommended to the national executive committee (NEC) of the party that both governors be expelled from the APC.
The decision was taken on Friday afternoon, March 1, in Abuja, by the national working committee based on allegations of anti-party activities levelled against the governors.
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