The government of Imo State Government under the leadership of Governor Hope Uzodinma, has on Tuesday, locked up the Rochas Foundation College, Orji, in Owerri, the State capital, Page 36 learnt.
Government Officials reportedly arrived at the location, which is the old quarters of the staff of Imo Broadcasting Corporation, and sealed it up, today.
It was further gathered that the property has been taken over by the State Government.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Imo State on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, who confirmed the development, said that Governor Uzodinma is committed to recovering properties of the State allegedly “looted by Okorocha and his family members”.
He added that the Governor is implementing the recommendations of various White Papers by Committees set up by the State Government.
When asked, the Governor’s Aide said that the seal up “is true”, adding that, “Governor Hope Uzodinma is committed to recovering all the properties of the State stolen. This is not a personal war, it is just the implementation of the recommendations of the White Papers of the various Committees set up the government”.
Nonetheless, Okorocha’s Spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, when contacted, said that Governor Uzodinma is jolted by Okorocha’s enormous political capacity.
His exact words: “This is the fourth time Imo State Government has announced that they are sealing that place. EFCC had also announced that they had sealed it but the truth is that Uzodinma should wake up. There is hunger in the state.
“This is just the renewal of his war against Okorocha after Okorocha and other strong APC chieftains in Imo State visited APC National Secretariat. Each time Uzodinma realises that the people are not happy with his style of governance, he using Okorocha’s name to distract the people but the truth is poverty and hunger pervade the atmosphere. He should be humble enough to consult Okorocha on how to govern the state.”