Posted by News Express | 25 February 2021 | 1,127 times
Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that his successor, Hope Uzodimma, has declared war on him.
Okorocha’s claims came against the backdrop of the pulling down of some sections of Reach FM, a radio station belonging to him.
The action came after Okorocha and some aides of the governor clashed as Okorocha entered one of his property, Royal Spring Palm Hotel and Apartments.
Okorocha, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo, debunked the allegations that the building was built on right of way, thereby blocking other residents of the area.
The statement said, “We also want to inform the general public that on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at about 2pm, a group of armed thugs and men in mobile Police Uniform, with some Government officials stormed the Reach FM Radio Station, Owerri, in a Commando manner, pulled down the fence and the gate of the Station.
“They did that after they had chased away the workers of the Station.
“Imo State Commissioner for Lands, Chief Enyinnaya Onuegbu had said that the fence and the gate were erected on the road.
“The building housing the Reach FM Radio was acquired by Senator Rochas Okorocha about twenty-five years ago.
“And subsequent administrations, both Military and Civilian, had never raised any issue about the property where the Radio Station is located.
“And that untenable claim by Onuegbu was to justify another nauseating action.
“Before the Radio Station, you get two hotels and six other buildings in front.
“Beside and behind the Station, you also have several other buildings. And there is no way a building at the Centre of other buildings, including hotels, could have been on the road.
“The pulling down of the fence and gate of the Radio Station with indigenes and non-indigenes of the State working there to earn their living had come two days after the same people had invaded the Royal Palm Hotel with armed thugs and men in Police Uniform, who claimed to be from the Government House.
“They had earlier looted the hotel under the guise of sealing it.
“To all intend and purpose, Chief Uzodinma has used his governorship to create a new Imo State where bloody clashes, killings, thuggery, kidnappings, and tension, now pervade or reign.
“Aside Okorocha, other Imo people had either been attacked, arrested or detained and homes and offices invaded like that of NLC in Owerri.
“We are not expecting these attacks occasioned by envy, vendetta, conspiracy, hatred, and lack of ideas for good governance to stop.
“But we shall only continue to inform the public whenever they carry out any fresh attack.
“But obviously, Governor Uzodinma shall not win. What is important in every war is who wins and who loses.
“Governor Uzodinma cannot win because no one wins war on the basis of falsehood and deceit,” the statement added. (Daily Trust)
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