It doesn’t look like there is an end in sight to the power tussle between the incumbent governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Earlier today, a viral video captured Imo state taskforce demolishing the fence of a local radio station Reach FM, allegedly owned by former Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s daughter, Uloma.
While the officials who were escorted by policemen claimed the fence of the radio station was built on an access road, a staff of the radio station countered it by stating that the properly was constructed on a close, without any interference with the access road.
The demolition is happening only a few days after Okorocha who is currently representing Imo West Senatorial district and some of his aides were arrested for reopening a property sealed by the state government. The said property, a huge estate is owned by Okorocha’s wife.
Following his arrest and release, Okorocha sounded the alarm of an assassination attempt on his life by Uzodinma.
Okorocha alleged that Uzodinma, sent over 1,000 thugs to attack him and his aides while addressing his supporters at Spibat mansion in Owerri, the state capital.
Okorocha recounted what happened at the Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri, saying that Uzodinma may not end well as governor of the state.
Okorocha said, “The way Governor Hope Uzodinma is going, he may not end well as governor. Insecurity is ravaging all. Over ten houses were burnt in Oguta yesterday. He knows what he is doing. He wants everybody to fear him. Instead of him to face governance and pay salaries and secure the state, he is busy chasing shadows of violence.”
The Senator called on the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to immediately arrest Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwaneri, and the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Youth Affairs, Eric Uwakwe, who he alleged led thugs to attack him at the estate.
“Hope Uzodinma wants to rule Imo State by intimidation. He is busy demolishing all my projects without building anyone. Uzodinma has taken a personal attack on me and my family. Uzodinma has reported to the EFCC and ICPC and there are probe against me yet he is bent on fighting me.
“Everybody knows that I was not poor before I became governor. Talking about the estate, I was the one who begged my wife to come back home and invest in our state so that our people will have employment.
“More than 200 gunshots were fired at my aides yesterday. Uzodinma must be called to question. The governor was using his position to aid thuggery. Before I went to that estate on Sunday, I called the CP and the Director of DSS and they said they were not aware of the sealing of the estate, therefore, I went there to find those who sealed the estate without the approval of the police and the DSS and moreover, there was no court order. Uzodinma should not take my peaceful disposition for granted.”