Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the immediate past governor of Enugu State, still lives inside the state’s government house five days after handing over.
Ugwuanyi handed over to Peter Mbah, who was controversially declared winner of the March 18 governorship election that is now subject to a legal review.
The former governor had sought to retire to the Senate but was defeated by Okey Ezea of the Labour Party.
Sources in Enugu said Ugwuanyi still lives in the government house popularly known as Lion Building after handing over.
The Mbah’s administration is reportedly protecting him from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A source at the government house who spoke to Standardobservers on the conditions of anonymity said the former governor has been living in the presidential wing of the government since his tenure elapsed.
He added that Ugwuanyi is being protected by the Mbah’s administration from possible arrest by the anti-graft agency over the misappropriation of funds running into billions.
“Yes, the former governor has lived inside the government house since he left office five days ago. He is said to be protected from the EFCC by the current administration. He has a house in his village in Udenu, another at Zoo Estate in Enugu and another in Abuja, but he chose the government house. It’s weird.”
Dan Nwomeh, a spokesman for Governor Mbah, did not immediately respond to requests for comments as of the time of filing this report.