2023: Stop Harassing Okorocha, Other Igbo Presidential Aspirants, Ohanaeze Warns EFCC

2023: Stop Harassing Okorocha, Other Igbo Presidential Aspirants, Ohanaeze Warns EFCC

  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accused the EFCC of harassing the southeast aspirants out of the 2023 presidential race
  • The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation alleged that the commission is making itself a willing tool towards intimidating Igbo politicians
  • This is coming after the anti-graft commission charged Senator Rochas Okorocha over fraud allegations

Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has issued a stern warning to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to Sahara Reporters, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) accused the anti-corruption agency of harassing the people of the southeast to forsake their 2023 presidential ambition.

Rochas Okorocha
The EFCC has charged Okorocha who is from the southeast with fraud allegations. Photo credit: @OwelleRochas
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Recall that former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha was on Monday, January 31, invited by the EFCC, a few hours after he declared to run for the 2023 presidential election.

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Nnabuike in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 1, noted that it had become a norm for the anti-graft agency to go after aspirants of the southeast extraction once they indicate interest in the presidential race.

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Ohanaeze advised the EFCC to stop the needless harassment and intimidation of Igbo politicians simply because of the 2023 general elections, saying their evil plot has crashed like a pack of cards.

EFCC detains VON DG over fraud

This development is coming after EFCC detained Osita Okechukwu, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON).

In an earlier report by The Cable, Okechukwu arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, January 29, regarding a case of alleged conspiracy and abuse of office.

The VON DG is said to be undergoing questions for allegedly embezzling N1.3 billion.

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Legit.ng previously reported that Okorocha, was on Monday, January 31, charged by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, Abuja for alleged stealing of N2.9 billion while in office.

EFCC claimed that Okorocha diverted the sum between 2014 and 2016.

According to the anti-graft commission, the former governor moved the funds from the state's account and that of the joint local government project.

Okorocha blows hot, reveals those behind EFCC drama

In a related development, Okorocha described the fresh fraud allegations laid against him by the EFCC as the handwork of his political opponents.

The former governor of Imo state also said that the anti-graft agency had flouted orders of the court, which forbade it to abuse his human rights.

The presidential aspirant who made this disclosure in an interview said:

“It’s been one drama or the other but what is happening, I don’t want to say it is politically motivated but it is looking more like it."

Source: Legit.ng

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