I Have Asked The IGP, DSS To Arrest Those Impersonating Me At The Tribunal – Igbokwe.
The candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the 2023 National Assembly election for Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Ifeanyi Igbokwe has urged the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to apprehend those who allegedly impersonated him in court over the outcome of the election.
The AA chieftain stated this at a press conference in Abuja.
According to Igbokwe, he never filed a suit at the Tribunal to contest the outcome of the election.
He explained that he has long accepted the victory of Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, who is now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The politician wondered why he was continuously reading reports of a legal suit he filed despite never making such a move.
Igbokwe stated that he had followed up the matter with a petition to the IGP, and the Director of the Department of State Service (DSS) requesting the arrest and the 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.”