Hope vs Okorocha
By Codratus Godson
The fight between former governor, Rochas Okorocha and whoever would govern Imo State after Rochas was a fight everybody knew would come sooner than later. This was because the suspected propensity with which the former governor went after capturing and acquisition of Imo State property everywhere was sure to meet with confrontation by a sitting governor after him if such a governor was worth his salt.
It was obvious tha Emeka Ihedioha was simply buying time and preparing for the showdown until the Supreme Court struck first.
Now, under Hope Uzodinmna, same APC, same Orlu zone, many though the doom’s daw would be postponed. Never!
Now, the war is here. Ex-governor us being treated like an ex-convict. Okoroacha went out to physically confront government troupes out to recapture one of such property. He ended up in prison custody.
According to African Examiner, the Imo State Government has stated that it has confisticated the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri, which belongs to the state government from wife of Former Governor ,Rochas Okorocha
The land in question was given to Nkechi Okorocha, wife of Rochas Okorocha during his administration as a Governor. The Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, made this known after he led his team to the said estate on Friday.
Onuegbu revealed that the government had closed up the place till further notice.
According to him, the seizure was according to the directive of the Imo State gazette on the Judicial Commission of Enquiry’s report on the recovery of lands and other related matters.
He said: “This is as a result of the recommendation of the commission that the government should take over all illegal lands and structures acquired by the administrations between 2006 and 2019.”
According to Onuegbu, the current administration will continue to recover every stolen property that belongs to the state.