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Okorocha Reacts To Allegation Of Sponsoring Imo Attacks

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Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, says he will not reply to the allegations leveled against him that he sponsored the recent attacks on some federal facilities in the state.

Recall that the Imo state government had accused the senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly of sponsoring the attacks on the state Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Center in Owerri, the state capital.

But in a statement on Sunday signed by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, the former governor said he has chosen to remain silent over the allegations leveled against him by the Hope Uzodinma administration.

Okorocha said the people of the state will soon know those behind the attacks, rather than exchanging words with the state government.

The senator queried the rationale behind the investigation launched by the government into the incident when the same government said that they knew the people behind the attacks.

The statement said, “We wish to inform the general public that, we decided to leave the Imo governor and his government in the court of public opinions, over their allegations against Okorocha concerning the unfortunate and worrisome Owerri attacks.

“Nigerians of good spirits have been able to “download” or dissect the allegations and have decided on their own, to hold the briefs of Okorocha. And we are satisfied with that.

“An incident that happened on the wee hours of Monday, April 5, 2021. By 3pm, the same Monday, the governor had issued a statement and said, it was IPOB that was behind the attacks. Forty eight hours after, the same governor said that, aggrieved politicians from the State were behind the attacks and no more IPOB.

“The same day, the governor’s Commissioner for Information, Hon. Mbadiwe Emelumba said, it was former Governor Okorocha who was behind the attacks.

“First, he claimed that Okorocha brought those he granted amnesty to carry out the attacks. He later said that Okorocha brought Northern Youths to carry out the attacks. On a serious security issue of that magnitude?”

“While trying to justify the porous claims, Mbadiwe said that Okorocha wanted to stop the government from implementing the White. Paper. These are not the kinds of things we should be reacting to. And the same government had also talked about investigations going on.”

The former governor noted that he would rather allow the public and posterity to judge him.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.