Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, to seek his intervention on his alleged “unjust harassment” from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Okorocha, who is the Senator representing Imo-West senatorial district, has also accused the people, who he described as cowards, of being behind his ordeal.
This is as the proponent of ‘Iberiberism’ has said that the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), is a terrorist organisation, accusing some powerful forces in Imo State to have engineered the branding of the group a terrorist organisation.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting with President Buhari, Sen. Okorocha said he also formally apprised the president on his decision to vie for the 2023 presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the 2023 elections.
Asked if reporting the EFCC to the President was to stop the corruption allegation against him, he said that he had not requested President Buhari to stop him from being investigated but to get the anti-graft agency to obey the law.
Okorocha further explained that while he informed the President of his ambition, he also counselled him on the need to ensure that elements of the legacy that political parties which formed the APC are carried along in the affairs of the ruling party.
Finding question on whether the EFCC investigation against him was politically motivated, he said someone was using the anti-corruption agency against him.
Okorocha regretted what he called the poor handling of IPOB’s agitation by the government, saying that he does not regard the members of the proscribed group as terrorists.