The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has said that his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, has no right to order his arrest. It would be recalled that Ihedioha had on Thursday ordered the arrest of Okorocha, after the former governor was alleged to have assaulted a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku.
Ndubuaku who is the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties was seen in a trending video yesterday when some thugs assaulted him at Okorocha’s residence on Spibatt Avenue, Owerri. Ihedioha’s government had claimed that Okorocha hired thugs to attack Ndubuaku.
Okorocha in a statement issued today by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, however said that the arrest order is an “open invitation to anarchy or fracas in the state”. The immediate past governor said that the call to arrest him by the secretary to the state government, Uche Onyeagocha, was insensitive, disrespectful and uncalled for.
The statement noted that it was Imo people who are sympathetic with the former governor that had prevented Ndubuaku and his thugs from invading and looting the private residence of the former governor.
Okorocha said he will be in Imo whenever he deems it necessary to come, especially as he had transformed the State as governor and left it better than he met it. He called on Nigerians to watch the government in Imo closely, describing it as wicked and tyrannical.