Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has dragged his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, to court, over alleged incitement.
In the suit, with reference no: OW/MISC.79/2019, filed at the Owerri district of the magistrate court, Ihedioha alleged that his predecessor “has been in the habit of making seditious and inciting statements against the government even on air using the radio station, Reach FM, which is widely listened to in Owerri and beyond.”
However, reacting to the summons, Okorocha said the action was embarrassing and among the many actions taken by his successor to step on his toes.
The former governor, who denied the allegation of always being in Owerri, said between May 29, 2019 when he left office and now, he had visited Imo only once.
Okorocha said his successor appeared overwhelmed with his rising popularity since leaving office and described the court case as a very bad example.