Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain security agencies in the country from arresting him.,. as planned immediately after hand over to the next governor.
Okorocha Okorocha Okorocha told the court that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to move against him.
Consequently, he prayed the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he said was under threat.
Cited as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, the Department of State Service, the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Okorocha told the court that his travail started after he opposed the emergence of some persons as leaders of the ruling APC. He said his adversaries in the party had since instigated the EFCC to hound him and his family members, saying they were equally behind the reason the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, refused to issue him with a certificate of return after being declared the winner of the last election in lmo West Senatorial District.
The two fundamental right suits he filed before the court were marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/474/19 and FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19. Okorocha told the court that he has, “found himself in a politically adversarial position to some powerful members of the APC over the choice of the national officers of the party before and since the convention of the party was conducted to elect new national officers of the APC”.
“Not satisfied with the withholding of the applicant’s certificate of return, those powerful forces with the APC have commenced fresh spate of attacks against the applicant on the baseless allegation that he embezzled the funds belonging to Imo state government in order to ensure that the applicant is politically decimated.