The South-East Governors Forum has waded into the feud between the Imo Government and the state’s former Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
On Sunday, February 21, a squabble ensued between both sides’ when Okorocha allegedly broke into the Royal Spring Palm Apartment, Owerri, sealed by the Imo Government on Feb. 19
The former Imo Governor also alleged that more than 1000 thugs, armed to the teeth with knives and guns and allegedly led by Chinasa Nwaneri, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties today attacked his convoy with the active connivance of armed policemen from the government House.
Breaking – Sen Rochas Okorocha taken into custody in Owerri for allegedly ‘breaking -in” to a hotel that was sealed by the Imo State Govt pic.twitter.com/GiXV70QjT8
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The situation was brought under control by the Imo Police Command, which later arrested the senator.
Chairman of the forum, Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze on Monday said that the forum was already handling the issue.
David Umahi said that contacts have already been made to resolve the impasse and assured that both parties have agreed to a truce.
The forum’s chairman urged Imo and south-east citizens to conduct their business peacefully and according to the law.
He added “They should shun provocative statements and work towards restoring normalcy to the situation.’’