Hon. Ifeanyi Igbokwe, the Action Alliance (AA) candidate for Bende Federal Constituency in the 2023 National Assembly election, has requested the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to capture individuals who purportedly impersonated him in court over the election result.
This was said by the AA chieftain during a press conference in Abuja.
According to Igbokwe, he never filed a claim at the Tribunal to challenge the election results.
He stated that he has long acknowledged Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu’s win as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The politician was perplexed as to why he was always reading tales of a court suit he had filed while never filing one.
Igbokwe added that he followed up on the case by petitioning the IGP and the Director of the Department of State Service (DSS) for the arrest and prosecution of the impersonators because it was a criminal matter.
He said, “I did not file any legal suit at the Tribunal to contest the outcome of the election. I have long accepted the victory of Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu who is now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“But to my greatest chagrin, I have continued to read the reports of a legal suit surreptitiously filed by my humble self against Kalu. I came here to say that I did not file legal action against Kalu and I have cried out to the security authorities that I was impersonated.
“It may interest you to know that when we first got wind of this matter, I went to the Tribunal in Umuahia, Abia State capital with my lawyers to find out who filed the case.
“To everybody’s surprise, no one else other than me boldly showed up to say he/she is Hon. Ifeanyi Chukwuka Igbokwe. I further learnt that those impersonating me also had their lawyers present in court. But before the Tribunal could call up the case, the lawyers had disappeared. We filed our briefs and the Tribunal later dismissed the matter.”
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