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Coalition Calls For Speedy Investigation Into Alleged Pillaging Of Imo State



A coalition on the platform of Coalition for the Advancement of Good Governance has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to expedite action on its investigation of the Pillaging of Imo State under Rochas Okorocha.

The Coalition charged the EFCC to go beyond sealing properties to arraigning all those involved in the heist of the patrimony of Imo state

Briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Friday, leaders of the coalition, Simon Inalegwu of the Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights,Isa Teidi  of Network for Transparency, NET and James Okoronkwo – Society for Equity and Inclusion, SEI  said for a man that is under criminal investigation by the EFCC for the mindless plunder of Imo State, he should rather beg Imolites for their forgiveness and make restitutions for his crimes against today and posterity of Imo state

They said “Nobody should entirely be surprised at the antics of diminishing clan of the Okorochas’ who was even rejected by his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. In case anyone might have forgotten, ‘Senator Okorocha’ is still serving an indefinite suspension placed on him by the APC National Working Committee”

“As a coalition, we call on the Government of Imo State led by His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha not to relent in repositioning the state, restore confidence of Imolites that have been lost, recover all stolen properties of the state from officials and family members of the past regime as well as stay focused on his service to the state”.

“We urge the INEC to show example of all those who worked hard to discredit the last election such as ‘Senator’ Okorocha and prefer criminal electoral charges against them. The failure of the electoral body to do this greatly undermines its ability to deliver, free, fair and credible elections and gives electoral brigands the impetus to carry out their impunity against electoral officers such as suffered by the Returning Officer for the Imo West Senatorial Election, Professor Innocent Ibeawuchi”

According to them “Without a doubt, you are all aware of the fact that a certain governor of Imo state in the last elections held officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, hostage for several hours and forcefully compelled the electoral officer to announce him as winner of Imo West Senatorial District. For this reason, while other worthy winners got their Certificates of Return as at when due, Rochas Okorocha, got his at a later date after some unexplained legal exercises and was ingloriously sworn in as senator ALONE!

“For a man that smuggled himself through the backdoor as senator to continue to impugn on the ability of the INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections shows how low some people can go. What ‘Senator’ Okorocha has simply told Nigerians, we already know anyway, that he never won any elections”.

They said “It is still a surprise that ‘Senator’ Rochas Okorocha is yet to come to terms with the fact that the good people of Imo state rejected his attempt to install his son-in-law and create an Okorocha Dynasty in an egalitarian state such as Imo. Since the former governor is full persuaded that His Excellency Governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the election that brought him into office, he should simply have represented his son-in-law at the tribunals rather than engaging in this theatre of the absurd”

The coalition also urged the ruling party, APC to call its member, suspended or otherwise, to refrain from trying to undermine the legitimate elected Government of Imo State as led by His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha. Similarly, the EFCC ought to expedite action on its investigation of the pillaging of




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