Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has referred to Senator Rochas Okorocha of Imo West as his younger brother.
Uzodinma made the comment while emphasizing that he has no animosity toward Okorocha, the state’s previous governor.
Since assuming office, the relationship between Okorocha and Uzodinma has been frosty.
On several occasions, Okorocha had accused Uzodinma of witch-hunting his family.
In December 2021, some police officers had in a gestapo manner, arrested Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu in Imo State.
Reacting, Okorocha had accused the Uzodinma-led government of being behind the arrest.
However, Uzodinma said he has nothing against the Senator and former governor of the state.
Uzodinma spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the State’s Government House in Owerri, the State capital.
According to Uzodinma: “I have said it times without number I have no personal grouse with anybody. All of you who know me well in Imo state, I tried one time or the other to contest election.
“In some cases, I won. In some cases, I did not win. And when I didn’t win, I left back for my businesses. When I won, I served the people with all my heart.
“Okorocha is a younger brother to me. I’m older than him, if not for anything, traditionally I deserve to be respected by him. I don’t want to join issues with him.
“Let him just know that he is not the Governor and for the short period I will be here God-willing, he should allow me to be Governor.”
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