Senator Rochas Okorocha has predicted that the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinnma of Imo State may end in chaos if utmost care is not taken.
Okorocha who gave this hint was addressing some of his supporters moments after the face-off between the Governor and himself spurn out of complete control.
The former Governor said that his successor has embarked on the use of thuggery and intimidation in an attempt to run the affairs of the State, saying, “I never expected that the governor of a state can embark on thuggery at this level”
“Governor Hope Uzodinma is heading in the wrong direction” Okorocha remarked, “He may not end up well.”
The Senator who has been released on bail accused Uzodinnma of presiding over insecurity, stressing that “Imo today is very very insecure”
But Uzodinnma is his response said he had no hands in the arrest of the former governor. Insisting that there was nothing personal, the Imo Governor said Okorocha had differences with his administration.
“There is a difference between governor and government”, Uzodinnma explained. He however accused his predecessor of taking the laws into his hands, emphasizing that anyone who is not satisfied with the actions of government should go to court.
“I don’t want to go into that matter because government is a serious matter’. the Imo Governor noted, adding that he barely has enough time left to engage in governance issues pertaining to the advancement of the State.
Okorocha is angry over the decision to seal off the Royal Spring Palm Hotel ostensibly owned by his wife. He said the police ought to go after those sent by the government who flagrantly and the most indecent manner sealed off the hotel.
South East Governors have waded into the impasse between both men who apparently belong to the same political party, but there is no indication that a truce has been reached.
Some in Imo say this is perhaps pay back time. They say Rochas may not have treated Uzodinnma well on the road to the state governorship.
“I was there when Uzodinnma was introduced as the candidate of the party. Rochas was busy extolling the virtues of his son-in-law. Uzodinnma was booed and stoned by Okorocha supporters at the venue of the rally. We had to leave when we heard gunshots”, a female party member recalled in a chat with the Port Harcourt Telegraph.
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha elected governor on the platform of the PDP had set up a committee to recover assets which were allegedly developed with resources belonging to the State. His team had a running battle with the Senator until he was thrown out by the Supreme Court.
It is not certain when the crisis between Okorocha and Uzodinnma would simmer down. It is rather evident, going by the existing mood, that the stage may have been set for a fight that might intensify as 2023 draws close.
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