By Chinonso Alozie
The former governor of Imo state and Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, Sunday accused the Imo state government of sending thugs to attack him.
Okorocha stated this to newsmen in Owerri, through his Special Adviser on media, Sam Onwuemeodo, while reacting to the clash at Royal Palm Estate that led his arrest by the police.
The statement said: “More than 1000 thugs, armed to teeth with knives and guns and led by Chinasa Nwaneri, governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties today, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, with the backing of armed policemen from Government House, attacked the former governor of the State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha’s Convoy. They attacked and damaged all the Vehicles in his Convoy. They also attacked his personal aides.
“Senator Okorocha was with only his personal aides when the thugs unleashed the attack. This is the information we can give as at now.
We are still watching events as they unfold.
“Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teaming followers in the State. If he had expected the attacked, 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.”