Emerging report from Imo State reveals that the immediate past Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has left the country.
This comes after his purported arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. An allegation the agency later denied.
The news of his departure was confirmed by the Chairman of the Inauguration Planning and Handover Committee, Barr. Chris Okewulonu, and published by Post Nigeria.
“We are literally in the dark so to speak, of course the out-gone Governor gave us no cooperation whatsoever. Unlike what we have had in the past during previous transitions here in Imo State, and as was performed in other States, not one document has been handed over to the new administration.”
Okewulonu also said that there was never a meeting between the out-gone and the new Governor, since after the election, adding that, “the former Governor has left the country”.
“What we have in Imo now can only be described as a void. But Governor Ihedioha is undeterred and indeed poised to forging ahead in his mission to rebuild the broken State”, he said.
The news came a few hours after the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, called on Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun to surrender to the EFCC.
Fayose gave this advice in the wake of the rumours about the alleged arrest of Okorocha and his wife, Nkechi, by the anti-graft agency.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose, Fayose noted that regardless of whether the Okorochas’ arrest was true or not, he knew that the day would come when EFCC would be going after the former governors.
He went on to welcome Okorocha to what he termed the “EFCC Alumni Club” and enjoined the government agency not to “look away from Amosun.”
Meanwhile, the EFCC has denied reports it had arrested the former governor and his wife, yesterday.
Tony Orilade, acting head media, and publicity for the anti-graft agency said “we do not investigate sources of disinformation, we investigate economic and financial crimes. So if anybody is quoting us, we can then take it up.”
The news is coming a day after Okorocha while exiting office warned political opponents to steer clear of conspiracies and plans to arrest him.
He said, “As I walk out of this government house, let no on fight me and I will not fight anybody.
“When you remove this seal of governance off my face, you will see the real Rochas. The real Rochas is still asleep, if not bigger than the governor, so let no one fight me and I will not fight anybody.”
The ex-Governor of Imo alleged that there is an ongoing conspiracy to arrest and try him.
“Why I say so is there seems to be a gang up and conspiracy to hold me down politically but I don’t think they can hold me down politically because what God has ordained must surely come to pass. I will leave you for good and I will wish you well.”
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