Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, lambasted his predecessor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday.
The Senator addressed a gathering over the Sunday drama in Owerri, the state capital.
Okorocha and a few aides had been arrested for unsealing the Royal Spring Palm Property linked to his spouse, Nkechi.
“A governor, who got here by means of court docket, ought to know methods to respect the rule of legislation. If a matter is in court docket, you can not use government energy towards the court docket energy”, Okorocha mentioned.
“However for the well timed intervention of the presidency on this matter, Imo would have been one thing else. I need to thank the presidency and those that intervened. We will resist these criminally governing this state.”
The lawmaker representing the Imo West, instructed his supporters to stay calm. He additionally warned Uzodinma to not see his peaceable disposition as weak point.
Okorocha mentioned Uzodinma was shifting within the mistaken course and may not find yourself nicely.
He described the Sunday occasion as a show of thuggery in governance and an try and create rigidity within the state.
“Imo at present could be very unsecure for the primary time since 9 years. Once you go to Orlu, you see killings. Even the Air Pressure jet, for the primary time within the historical past after the struggle, got here to Orlu. Yesterday alone, 10 homes had been burnt, at Ukwuta.
“Each day, individuals are being killed on this state; individuals are being intimidated by the governor and his thugs. He desires to make all people to concern him. He has additionally launched a legislation by means of the Imo State Home of Meeting that empowers him to detain individuals at his will.”
Okorocha mentioned Uzodinma has solely achieved demolition of 1 thousand-bed hospital in Douglas Somto he constructed, the Tunnel at Port-Harcourt highway and all of the roundabouts that introduced magnificence and security.
The previous presidential aspirant said that the governor was but to pay civil servants, lecturers, pensioners, and he sacks staff and lecturers at will.
Okorocha accused Uzodinma of unleashing the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, and the Impartial Corrupt Practices Fee towards him for allegedly utilizing state funds to construct properties.
He identified that the state authorities had not been in a position to show corruption allegations towards him and household in court docket.
Okorocha urged the Inspector Common of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, probe the Authorities Home officers that took him away and direct the arrest of Chinasa Nwaneri and Eric Uwakwe “who led the thugs”.
“Hope Uzodinma, Commissioner for Land went to that lodge which I requested my spouse to come back down house and make investments for the aim of making jobs. I used to be by no means a poor man earlier than I grew to become governor of Imo state. I got here right here, introduced my youngsters to speculate, introduced all people to speculate.
“The quantity of taking pictures that came about in that lodge was greater than 200 gunshots. Who’re you taking pictures? Who do you need to kill? That’s my query. Do you need to kill the residents you might be governing? That once more is my query. Hope Uzodinma have to be known as to order.
“His thugs had been taking pictures at us whereas Law enforcement officials from Authorities Home had been watching. I restrained my aides to not shoot as a result of I hate to stain my palms with blood. Few days in the past he went to Japanese Palm College and shut down the college the place youngsters are going to highschool.
“I’ve reported to all involved. I’ve instructed them I’m a person of peace. Hope Uzodinma shouldn’t take my calmness and peaceable disposition as a right. Sufficient is Sufficient. He has been arresting individuals and intimidating them. A few of them wouldn’t have a voice anymore.”