A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has been screened by the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee screening presidential aspirants.
The senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate whom Federal High Court in Abuja granted bail on Tuesday was screened at the Transcorp Hilton venue of the exercise on Tuesday night. He arrived around 9:20 p.m.
The anti-graft agency stormed Okorocha’s residence in the Maitama area of Abuja to arrest him last Tuesday.
Speaking to newsmen after the screening, Okorocha said he came directly from the EFCC’s custody to the venue.
“It was quite successful and I am the last to be screened at this late hours because I came straight from the EFCC headquarters,” he said.
He also agreed with the call for a consensus candidate, noting that the consensus can only be achieved by ensuring that all the aspirants are allowed to reach such agreement.
“Consensus is needed, but consensus is that some of us must agree that is what is meant by consensus. There must be a platform where all of us can agree and to say listen, let’s look at what other party is doing and who can really match the other party and most importantly who can cut across this nation,” he added.