Uzodinma vs Okorocha: Ex-Imo Gov. speaks after arrest

Rochas Okorocha and Hope Uzodinma
Rochas Okorocha and Hope Uzodinma

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has boasted that he has the strongest structure in the state.

He also accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of unleashing hundreds of thugs against him on Sunday.

Okorocha and his associates were arrested after he supervised the unsealing of Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri.

The property locked by the state government was linked to his wife, Nkechi.

Okorocha’s spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, alleged that Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwanari, led an assault on the former governor.

His statement accused the aide of storming the estate and destroying vehicles in the former governor’s convoy.

Onwuemeodo noted that policemen and “more than 1000 armed” thugs led by Nwaneri attacked the Senator representing Imo West District.

Onwuemeodo insisted that Okorocha was with only his personal aides.

“We are still watching events as they unfold. Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teaming followers. If he had expected the attack, he would not have moved with his personal aides alone.

“Okorocha has never been a violent man. This planned attack but unprovoked and unwarranted has opened a new, but ugly chapter in the politics of the State. We shall react fully to the situation,” the statement read.


  1. Where are the lgbo youths that are in the habit of vilifying someone that has not been found guilty of corruption by tribunal or court anywhere in the world keeping quiet on this issue?
    The answer is simple, they worship crime and criminality in their world. Nearly all their political leaders have been indicted of looting public fund by EFCC or court. Even Saint Obi invested Anambra public fund in the company his family has interest while in office. They talk of Lagos as if the state is responsible for their area underdevelopment.

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