No less than 11 former governors’ corruption cases with the EFCC have been stalled despite their media attention
Some of the ex-governors are either holding other elective positions or contesting in the 2023 elections
Nationnewslead reported that with the immunity conferred on these governors by the Nigerian constitutions, the anti-graft agency will have to wait for any executive under investigation to leave office before they can swing into action.
Okorocha, Obiano are recent ex-governors whose corruption cases have been stalled
The most recent among these cases is the arrests of former governors of Anambra and Imo, Willie Obiano and Rochas Okorocha.
However, despite the media trial of these arrests, it has always been getting poor trials, and convictions have been rare, even in remarkable cases.
It is important to note that many of the accused former governors in these corruption cases still hold or seek elections in public offices.
Last year, EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa, no less than 978 corrupt Nigerians were convicted between January and September 2021, adding that the anti-graft agency was winning the corruption war.
Below is the list of the former governors and their states:
Abdulaziz Yari – Zamfara
Theodore Orji – Abia
Tanko Al-Makura – Nasarawa
Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom
Abdulfatah Ahmed – Kwara
Aliyu Wamakko – Sokoto
Ali Modu Sheriff – Borno Rabiu
Kwankwaso – Kano
Willie Obiano – Anambra
Bukola Saraki – Kwara
Full list of powerful governors who have dethroned traditional rulers in their states
Nationnewslead earlier reported that state governors’ dethronement of traditional rulers is gaining more prominence in the Nigerian public space.
When talking about governors who have impeached monarchs in their states, the removal of the former Emir of Kano and ex-governor of the CBN, Lamido Sanusi, will always come to mind.