Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says attempts by his successor and incumbent governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, to intimidate and subdue him will not not work.
Okorocha, who representing Imo West District.at the senate, alleged that Uzodinma sent hundreds of thugs to harass and hound him on sunday
The senator boasted that he has the strongest political base and structure in the state.
Okorocha and his associates were apprehended after he was found unsealing of Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri.
The statement government had confisticated and locked property afyer linking it to his wife, Nkechi.
Okorocha’s spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, alleged that Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwanari, led an assault on his boss.
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.
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