Former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has boasted that he has the strongest structure in the state.
He accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of unleashing hundreds of thugs against him in a show of power on Sunday.
Okorocha and his associates were arrested after he supervised the unsealing of Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri, owned by his wife Nkechi but being taken over by Governor Uzodinma as part of allegedly political measures to weaken the man who governed and transformed Imo State for eight years untill 2019.
Okorocha’s spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, alleged that Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwanari, led an assault on his boss.
His statement accused the aide of storming the estate and destroying vehicles in the former governor’s convoy.
Onwuemeodo noted that policemen and “more than 1000 armed” thugs led by Nwaneri attacked the Senator representing Imo West District.
Onwuemeodo insisted that his boss was with only his personal aides.
“We are still watching events as they unfold. Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teaming followers. If he had expected the attack, he would not have moved with his personal aides alone.
“Okorocha has never been a violent man. This planned attack but unprovoked and unwarranted has opened a new, but ugly chapter in the politics of the State. We shall react fully to the situation,” the statement read.