The cold-war between former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and his successor, Hope Uzodinma has degenerated.
In a now viral video, Uzodinma’s aide was seeing engaging in a verbal war with Senator Okorocha, during the ex-governors visit to the estate seized from his wife by the Imo State government.
In the video, Okorocha was seeing trying to avoid Uzodinma’s aide while he kept on coming closer, narrating a word to him (Okorocha).
In anger, Okorocha asked the man to move away asking him, ‘who are you?. In a swift response, Uzodinma’s aide asked Okorocha, ‘who are you?
He told Okorocha he was older than him and should stop talking to him in a such manner.
Watch the video below:
Ex Gov Okorocha In War-of-Words With Gov Uzodinma’s Aide pic.twitter.com/NlRFXzqX5W
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Meanwhile, Okorocha has described Uzodinma as someone who may not end well as a Governor of Imo State.
Okorocha stated this while ddressing his supporters at Spibat mansion in Owerri, the state capital.
Okorocha, who now represents Imo West at the Senate, said that Uzodinma had left governance and “is now pursuing shadows”.
Okorocha recounted what happened at the Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri, alleging that Uzodinma sent over 1,000 thugs to attack him and his aides.
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.”
“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.
“Uzodinma used the police against me yesterday (Sunday). I therefore call on the IGP to probe the actions of Government house, Owerri policemen. Their actions were questionable. Chinasa Nwaneri shot my aide and my son-in-law, Uzor Anwuka.
“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.”