While absent from fraud trial, APC senator worries more about party

Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor governor of Imo state, absented himself from a N2.9billion fraud trial that commenced on Tuesday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had preferred 17-count charge of stealing of public funds against the senator and six others.

The co-defendants are Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.

The prosecution told the court that Okorocaha had cordoned himself such that service was impossible.

Trial judge, Iyang Ekwo adjourned the matter till March 28, 2022 to enable EFCC serve the former governor

Meanwhile, what appears to bother Okorocha is the alleging scheming in his party, the All Progressives Congress.

He said, in Abuja, on Tuesday that the APC might face multiple litigations after its convention, except the legacy parties that formed it are allowed to nominate candidates for party offices.

“It will open a pandora of litigation because where 1000 people buy nomination forms, APC can make an income of N2 billion on sales of forms and after that APC can spend N3 billion on litigation activities.

“So the wise thing to do is to call the founding fathers of the party and give them key positions and carry everyone along, including the new people that joined the party.

Rochas Okorocha

“There are four parties that formed CPC led by the former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari who is now the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Timubu came with ACN, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, Ogbona, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff (SAS) and former governor of Ebonyi state, Ogbonnaya Onu who is now Minister of Science and Technology and Rochas Okorocha leading the APGA.

“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should always be made to produce some key position in the party and the other parties and should also be made to have positions and when this is done there will be no problem in APC.”

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